Странное желание американцев видеть Германию более воинственной
Немцы хотят, чтобы их правительство проводило менее воинственную и более миролюбивую политику. Американцы ждут от них прямо противоположного. Так можно в двух словах интерпретировать результаты опроса общественного мнения в двух странах, проведенного недавно исследовательской фирмой Pew.
This article originally appeared in the American Conservative
America's Weird Desire for a More Aggressive Germany
A recent Pew survey of American and German views found something curious:
German public opinion has been consistently against a more aggressive foreign policy that many Western pundits and policymakers, including a few German ones, would like Germany to have, but I had assumed that this was just a preoccupation of elite foreign policy hawks. I wasn’t expecting to find broad support from the American public for a more militarily activist Germany. It would be interesting to know why a majority of Americans wants this or thinks it necessary. The partisan difference on this question is also rather odd, since Democrats are more likely to favor a more active military role for Germany than Republicans:
I’m not sure that the respondents have a clear idea what this would mean in practice, and it’s possible that there would be less support if Americans were asked about German participation in specific interventions. Nonetheless, it’s a remarkable and rather depressing finding that should be kept in mind.
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