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Запад на краю обрыва

БЕРЛИН – В этом и следующем году избиратели ведущих демократических стран Запада примут решения, которые могут существенно изменить Запад ‑ и мир в целом ‑ каким мы знали его в течение многих десятилетий. На самом деле некоторые из этих решений уже приняты, причем наиболее важным примером является июньское голосование в Соединенном Королевстве на предмет выхода из Европейского Союза.

Между тем, вполне вероятно, что Дональд Трамп в Соединенных Штатах и Марин Ле Пен во Франции могут победить на предстоящих президентских выборах в своих странах. Год назад предсказание победы любого из этих кандидатов считалось бы абсурдом; сегодня мы должны признать, что такие сценарии весьма возможны.

Тектонические плиты Западного мира начали смещаться, и многие с запозданием понимают потенциальные последствия такого смещения. После референдума в Великобритании по выходу из ЕС мы стали понимать это лучше.

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