Margaret Scott

Секс, Берлускони, кровать Путина.

ROME – Политические и сексуальные деяния итальянского премьер-министра Сильвио Берлускони делают заголовки во всем мире, и не только в бульварной прессе. Эти истории были бы не более чем забавны – и они, безусловно, забавны – не будь они столь разрушительными и разоблачительными для неподвижной итальянской политики.

В самом деле, несмотря на скандалы, “национальный Сильвио”  (“Il Silvio Nazionale”)  остается самым популярным и успешным политическим деятелем Италии (хотя теперь его рейтинг опустился ниже 50%-ой отметки по результатам опросов общественного мнения, впервые, начиная с его второго возвращения к должности премьер-министра в 2008).

Отчасти причина долговечности политической фигуры Берлускони, несмотря на многие оговорки, является культурной. Итальянское общество, как и общество других средиземноморских стран с сильной католической традицией, давно научилось принимать двойственность жизненного уклада: с одной стороны, приверженность церкви и семейным ценностям, с другой - вторая жизнь, состоящая из любовниц и сомнительных связей.

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