kolmapäev, august 17, 2005

Mario Vargas Llosa liberalismist

Ajakirjas Reason ilmus 2001. aastal Mario Vargas Llosa artikkel Global Village or Global Pillage? , kus kirjanik arutleb liberalismi rolli üle globaliseeruvas maailmas, soovitab olla optimistlikum ja selgitab väga tabavalt, mida kujutab endast "neoliberalism":
A "neo" is someone who pretends to be something, someone who is at the same time inside and outside of something. It is an elusive hybrid, a straw man set up without ever identifying a specific value, idea, regime, or doctrine. To say "neoliberal" is the same as saying "semiliberal" or "pseudoliberal." It is pure nonsense. One is either in favor of liberty or against it, but one cannot be semi-in-favor or pseudo-in-favor of liberty, just as one cannot be "semipregnant," "semiliving," or "semidead." The term has not been invented to express a conceptual reality, but rather, as a corrosive weapon of derision. It has been designed to devalue semantically the doctrine of liberalism. And it is liberalism -- more than any other doctrine -- that symbolizes the extraordinary advances that liberty has made in the long course of human civilization.
Llosa toob ära ka elegantse tsitaadi Vaclav Havelit majanduse korraldamise kohta:
"Though my heart may be left of center, I have always known that the only economic system that works is a market economy....This is the only natural economy, the only kind that makes sense, the only one that can lead to prosperity, because it is the only one that reflects the nature of life itself."
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