Matt Wuerker

La bataille de l’espoir

PARIS – Le rapprochement entre l’Europe et les Etats-Unis, depuis l’arrivée du président Barack Obama à la Maison Blanche, est indéniable. Mais sur le plan essentiel que sont les émotions et les valeurs, serait-il possible que le fossé entre les deux côtés de l'Atlantique se soit élargi ?

Suite à la crise économique mondiale, l'Amérique fait davantage preuve d'espoir collectif tandis que ses habitants sont de plus en plus sujets à de terribles craintes. En Europe, c’est l’inverse qui prévaut : moins d’espoir collectif et moins de peurs individuelles. La raison en est simple : les Etats-Unis ont Obama et l’Europe l’état providence.

Mais comment promouvoir une “Américanisation” de l’Europe sur le plan politique et une “Européanisation” de l’Amérique sur le plan social ? Réconfortés par un nouveau président qui incarne le retour de l’espoir, inspire et rassure en même temps, les Américains commencent à croire que le pire de la crise économique est derrière eux.

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