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Merkel leader “Fourth Reich” fonda la ‘Pax Germanica’. – Handelsblatt.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-09-15.

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Tanto nomini, nullum par elogium.


Handelsblatt pubblica oggi un titolo che è tutto un programma.

«Should Germany Step Up to Lead the West?

Germans face momentous decisions about the future of their country, of Europe, and perhaps the world.»

Avete letto bene:

“il futuro del paese, dell’Europa e forse del Mondo”.

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In un afflato di umile modestia, Handelsblatt ci notifica che Frau Angela Merkel deciderà i destini della Germania, dell’Europa e del mondo. È solo per la naturale, sobria,  ritrosia tedesca che Handelsblatt non dice anche dell’Universo.

«At this momentous turn of history, even more eyes than usual are focused on Berlin. Just three days after Donald Trump’s victory in the November election, a shell-shocked New York Times declared that Angela Merkel was now “the liberal West’s last defender.” Germany, we’re told, has taken the baton from America as “the leader of the Free World.” The journal Foreign Policy even foresaw the dawn of “Pax Germanica.” Britain’s Brexit vote, the election of a nationalist to the White House and the return of war to the European Continent are three geopolitical earthquakes — among many lesser tremors — that have shaken the foundations of the Western order. The world looks at Germany, with its powerful economy, deep pockets and stable politics, and sees a rock in the global storm.

This is not just the view of pundits and politicians. For several years now, Germany has been heading global polls as the world’s most admired country. Not only do refugees seek a haven here, but the country has also become a magnet for the world’s best and brightest, more of whom arrive each year to power the economy and fuel the country’s start-ups. German citizens are said to carry the world’s most valuable passport, offering visa-free entry into more countries (177) than any other nationality. Many left-leaning Americans, especially, now see Germany as a beacon of enlightenment on social, humanitarian and environmental issues. For a country whose awful 20th-century history not so long ago instilled deep distrust among its neighbors (and among many Germans themselves), it’s been an astonishing redemption.

Never, therefore, have expectations of Germany been higher. They come at a time when the order on which German stability and prosperity has been built — free and open global trade, a European Union that unites stable and democratic governments, a Continental peace ensured by NATO and ultimately backed by the United States — is fraying before our eyes. Naturally, Germany’s leaders and political class are themselves struggling to adjust to this new reality. When a new government is installed for the next four years following the September 24 election, Germany faces momentous decisions that will determine the future of the country, Europe and perhaps the world.»

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Semplici e misurate parole.

«a shell-shocked New York Times declared that Angela Merkel was now “the liberal West’s last defender»

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«Germany …. as “the leader of the Free World.”»

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«Foreign Policy even foresaw the dawn of “Pax Germanica.”»

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«the foundations of the Western order»

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«The world looks at Germany, with its powerful economy, deep pockets and stable politics, and sees a rock in the global storm»

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«Never, therefore, have expectations of Germany been higher»

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«some foreigners feared the birth of a “Fourth Reich”»

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«others hoped for a benevolent hegemon whose power, money and positive example would help keep Europe peaceful and prosperous»

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Poi, dopo codesto untuosissimo panegirico, Handelsblatt cambia tono.

Con grande cautela, come quando gli Ebrei commentavano l’operato di Stalin.

«What Trump’s bluster makes clear is that Germany’s stability masks a great vulnerability»

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«The country is dependent on globalization and free trade for its prosperity like no other major power, yet that order is threatened from all sides»

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«Germany earns a massive 46 percent of its GDP through exports, far more than any other large economy»

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«The current wave of nationalism and discontent with globalization, of which Brexit and Trump are only the two most obvious manifestations, strikes at the heart of the German economic model.»

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«Germany’s problem is that the global order that sustains trade and globalization was largely built and maintained by others, most of all by the United States»

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«That’s why, at least for now, America remains indispensable»

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«Another reason the U.S. remains crucial is that it buys 9 percent of Germany’s exports, thereby securing 1.6 million jobs. For the next four years, Germany will have to manage prickly relations with its erstwhile patron — even if Trump’s name is now so toxic among Germans that even Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping score higher on public trust»

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«Berlin also knows that Europe, for better or worse, is still dependent on the U.S. to uphold global security and deter possible military threats»

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«Germany will not ensure its prosperity if it doesn’t also help Europe get its house in order»

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«Germany cannot fix these problems alone»

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«Germany remains vulnerable at home as well»

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«Germany’s old culture of reticence, of sitting out problems almost until it’s too late, has long reached the limits of its usefulness»

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In ogni caso, c’è sempre il convitato di pietra: Mr Trump, Mr Putin e Mr Xi.

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