Pravá revoluce pro Francii

Chystá se letos Francie vyměnit falšovanou revoluci z května 1968 za fingovanou kontrarevoluci, nebo Nicolas Sarkozy dostal od Francouzů mandát ke skutečné změně s cílem modernizovat jejich vlast? Proč Sarkozy vyšel z voleb vítězně jako francouzský prezident a jaké jsou pravděpodobné důsledky jeho výhry pro Francii, Evropu a pro svět?

Byť se někteří z těch, kdo jej volili, možná obávali, že co do osobnosti znamená „příliš mnoho“, Sarkozy zvítězil v prvé řadě proto, že mnohem více lidí bylo přesvědčeno, že Ségolène Royalová je prostě „příliš málo“ co do vážnosti vystupování – což byl dojem, který spíše potvrdila než rozptýlila jejich osobní debata. Royalové neúspěch nepřišel přes její elán a odhodlání proto, že je žena, nýbrž navzdory tomu.

V roce 1968, po deseti letech s Charlesem de Gaullem a vprostřed období silného růstu a plné zaměstnanosti, se Francouzi nudili. Dnes, po 12 letech s Jacquesem Chirakem a 14 letech s Françoisem Mitterrandem, s tempem růstu nižším než ve většině Evropy a mírou zadlužení i nezaměstnanosti vyšší než u většiny ostatních, se Francie obává úpadku a je zralá na reformu. Sarkozy pochopil lépe než kdokoli jiný právě to, že 39 let po květnu 1968 má Francie náladu na práci, ne na lásku.

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