В романе гениального Стивена Фрая "Making history" присутствует элемент альтернативной истории - герою удается проникнуть в прошлое и не допустить рождения Гитлера. Итог - вместо Гитлера на его месте появляется другой персонаж (Руди Гробер), но не фанатичный, а расчетливый и хитрый, который добивается успеха в войне и "окончательного решения" еврейского вопроса.Gloder's greatest gifts, in the early days of the party, were of organization and of demagoguery. Known for his ready, caustic wit, early rivals dismissed him as a comedian, but he was able to turn the unkindly meant nicknames of Gloder, der ulkige Vogtl, or Rudi der Clown, into weapons of rhetorical attack against his enemies. There is no question however, that it was his charm that won him the most friends and the steady stream of new recruits from all classes of society to the party, that by the early 1920s had swelled to a flood. Naturally endowed with good looks, an athletic bearing and a movie star smile, Gloder's ability to cultivate the admiration and trust of natural political enemies was legendary. The industrial and military classes had faith in him, the ordinary man admired and envied him and women all over Germany (and beyond) openly worshipped him. Organizationally, he grouped the party into sections which were to deal with issues that he considered critical to the achievement of the growth of this fledgling party and the wider growth, when the time came, of greater Germany herself. Propaganda was of huge importance and the recruitment to the party of Josef Gobbels, an academic Rhinelander of strict Catholic upbringing who had been rejected for war service on account of a polio-crippled leg, could not have been more timely. Gobbels' fear of being considered a 'bourgeois intellectual' and his own sense of physical inferiority had led him to formulate a sentimental mythology of blond Nordic purity and manly Spartan virtues: in Gobbels' eyes, Rudolf Gloder was the physical, spiritual and intellectual embodiment of all these Aryan ideals and from their first meeting, Gobbels' considerable gifts of oratory and his natural, modern grasp of the techniques of newsreel and radio, were placed entirely at his Fuhrer's service.
Как, в альтернативной истории, мог бы выглядеть проводник идей трампизма, только компетентный? Определенное представление дают молодые сенаторы - 42-летний Том Коттон
из Арканзаса и 39-летний Джош Хоули из Миссури. Самый молодой член Сената, Хаули хорошо образован - окончил (с отличием) Стэнфорд и Йельскую юридическую школу и преподавал в частной школе в Лондоне.
Из его выступления на недавней National Conservative Conference:
"This class lives in the United States, but they identify as “citizens of the world.” They run businesses or oversee universities here, but their primary loyalty is to the global community.
And they subscribe to a set of values held by similar elites in other places: things like the importance of global integration and the danger of national loyalties; the priority of social change over tradition, career over community, and achievement and merit and progress.
Call it the cosmopolitan consensus."https://www.hawley.senate.gov/senator-josh-hawleys-speech-national-conservatism-conference
Рассуждения про "безродных космополитов" звучат знакомо и в переводе на русский, и в переводе на немецкий.( Collapse )