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Prőhle, Gergely

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Heti Válasz - Hungary | 23/05/2008

The end of the "Third Way"

Gergely Prőhle asks what remains of the "Third Way" championed by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Germany's ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder: "In the West it became clear two or three years ago that this form of social democracy concocted from neo-liberal and conservative ideas is simply incapable of providing a solution to today's problems. Nine years ago an article written by Blair and Schröder had many people fired up. The promise of a paradigm shift and freedom from ideology dovetailed with the expectations of the day. ... Admittedly, this kind of pragmatism can quickly give way to caprice and arbitrariness, as we saw in Britain and in Germany, in the actions of Gerhard Schröder. The freedom from ideology - itself elevated to an ideology - and the technocratic exertion of power served no one, aside from their advocates and supporters."

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