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«The Bulldozer Revolution»

Поскольку сама книжка Ласситера про субурбию и Great Silent Majority, увы, доступна только в бумаге, в ожидании ее почтовой доставки читаю статью того же автора «The Bulldozer Revolution» на ту же тему.

«The suburbs of the postwar South, however, were home to many of the most dynamic and cutting-edge forces anywhere in the region. The suburbs provided the main locations for cold war military-industrial complexes and the power base of new Republican voters in the 1950s and 1960s.»

Это к тому, что в Мособласти свыше 120 тысяч человек по сей день занято на предприятиях оборонно-промышленного комплекса. Собственно, уже химкинская кампания (а в Химках — Факел, Энергомаш, КБ Лавочкина) — показала, что это за люди.

И как с ними надо разговаривать.

«Well, one of the strengths of our free society is that any American has a right to reach that conclusion and to advocate that point of view. But as President of the United States, I would be untrue to my oath of office if I allowed the policy of this Nation to be dictated by the minority who hold that point of view and who try to impose it on the Nation by mounting demonstrations in the street.
For almost 200 years, the policy of this Nation has been made under our Constitution by those leaders in the Congress and the White House elected by all of the people. If a vocal minority, however fervent its cause, prevails over reason and the will of the majority, this Nation has no future as a free society.
(…)
And so tonight-to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans-I ask for your support.»

http://chnm.gmu.edu/hardhats/silent.html

Алексей Чадаев

Директор Института развития парламентаризма