Прошлое никогда не проходит бесследно

ПАРИЖ – Отношение страны к своему прошлому крайне важно для его настоящего и будущего, для его способности «идти вперед» по жизни, учиться на своих прошлых ошибках и не повторять их. Существует прошлое, которое «не умерло и не было похоронено. Фактически, оно даже не является прошлым», - сказал однажды Уильям Фолкнер. Такое прошлое со страшной силой блокирует любые стремления к необходимому примирению с самим собой и с бывшими или сегодняшними противниками.

Сегодня легко заметить подобное прошлое, например, на Балканах, которые в значительной степени парализованы болезненным зацикливанием на конфликтах, которые привели к распаду региона в 1990-ые годы. Абсолютная неспособность принимать во внимание точку зрения других и выйти за рамки коллективного мученичества в разной степени все еще характерна для всего региона.

Жителям Балкан сегодня нужны не историки и не политологи, а психоаналитики, которые могли бы им помочь преодолеть свое прошлое ради настоящего и будущего. Остается надеяться, что обещанное вступление в Европейский Союз станет для них лучшим «психоаналитическим лекарством».

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