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Does Trump’s Victory Herald New Political Era?
YEVSTAFYEV: IN VOTING FOR TRUMP, AMERICA VOTED AGAINST PRINCIPLES OF GLOBALIZATION; THAT ERA IS WANING, AND SAFETY NET IS NOT LARGE ENOUGH TO KEEP GLOBAL ECONOMY AFLOAT ONCE IT DOES END
TWO FACES OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM. (By Dmitry Yevstafyev. Ekspert, Nov. 14, 2016, p. 23. Complete text:) The outcome of the US [presidential] election probably doesn’t mean that the US has finally split into small-town America and postmodern America - a division that emerged in the 1990s and has been becoming increasingly pronounced. [Democratic presidential candidate] Hillary Clinton and [US president-elect] Donald Trump showed Americans - but most important, the whole world - two faces, two models of American capitalism. The first is American globalist capitalism, which the world has by now grown accustomed to and is based on American military and political hegemony, both of which depend on the nature of allied relations. The second is Trump capitalism - at least the way [capitalism] was formulated by the businessman-showman, demonstrating the priority of internal, not external sources of US might - which means redirecting resources to restructuring domestic obligations and alleviating the most painful symptoms of modern America’s ill health.
Trump’s slogan, "Make America Great Again," meant essentially one thing: Right now, as of 2016, America is not great in the sense and to the extent that a sole superpower should be great. And some time is needed so that, after putting its house in order, it can once again demonstrate its greatness to the whole world. Attempts to read any signs of isolationism in Trump are naive. Basically, the difference between Clinton’s and Trump’s positions was simple: global leadership today or the day after tomorrow. However, both have something in common: the great-power present. If you have any doubt, just read the US president-elect’s Gettysburg speech, which will probably soon be considered historic.
However, the problem is not that Americans showed ...