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La irrealpolitik de Trump

NUEVA YORK – Algunas personas en los Estados Unidos han elogiado al presidente electo Donald Trump por su presunto realismo; según ellas, el nuevo presidente hará lo que sea bueno para Estados Unidos, sin enredarse en espinosos dilemas morales ni dejarse llevar por algún elevado sentido de responsabilidad hacia el resto del mundo. Con el astuto pragmatismo de un hombre de negocios, Trump hará a Estados Unidos más fuerte y próspero.

Digámoslo de una vez: esa idea es un engaño.

Es verdad que Trump no se enredará en consideraciones morales. Es precisamente lo que el historiador griego Tucídides definió como un líder inmoral: una persona de “carácter violento” que “conquista a los hombres engañándolos” y explotando “sus emociones y sus rabias”.

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