巴拉克•奥巴马的美国革命

八年以来,乔治•W•布什成功地继承和强化了世界对美国的所有偏见和成见。他比任何一位前任都更善于和世界对抗,以对“硬实力”的低效滥用,严重损害了美国的“软实力”。

因此让美国同自己并与世界和解应成为下一任美国总统的两项头等大事。如果说有一位候选人能够做到这一点,能够在顷刻之间帮助美国重塑国际声誉,那么这个人就是巴拉克•奥巴马。

时势造英雄。如果没有法国大革命,拿破仑•波拿巴将仍然是一位怀才不遇的初级军官。同样,现在的美国及其与世界的关系正处在一个非常时期,需要一位领导人能从根本上挑战全球大多数人的观点,即美国已变得傲慢、无能和自私。

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