中国危险的小人物

自从皮埃尔·德·顾拜旦(Pierre de Coubertin)重新缔造奥运会后,奥林匹克就一直受到政治化的困扰。首届奥运会于1896年在雅典举办,目的是为让仍然占据希腊北部的土耳其人感到难堪。1936年的柏林奥运会庆祝了纳粹思想的胜利。1988年的汉城奥运会则开启了南韩的民主化之门。

今年夏天北京奥运会的政治色彩丝毫未减,但它会步柏林还是汉城的后尘?它将标志着独裁政权的神化还是其寿终正寝的开始?

许多乐观的中国观察家常常因与共产党政权的亲密关系而缄口不言,而把赌注押在了从专制向开放社会的温和过渡。但最近发生的事件并不支持如此善意的说明。从年初开始,镇压人权积极分子、律师和博客写手的力度要比过去严厉得多。

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