柯莉·阿基诺的遗产

马尼拉——

科拉松·科明昂科·阿基诺总统(对九千二百万菲律宾民众中的大部分人来说,她是“柯莉阿姨”)的辞世为后人遗留下一份弥足珍贵的财产:这便是菲律宾可与全世界被压迫者一同分享的自由遗产。因为正是阿基诺所领导的革命开创了“天鹅绒革命”浪潮之先河,千百万民众在这场革命中得以解放,其惠及区域从马尼拉、首尔、约翰内斯堡、布拉格、华沙一直延伸到了莫斯科。事实上,阿基诺总统的“人民力量”革命堪称我国历史上最令人自豪的时刻之一,同时它也是我国民众在人类争取自由与尊严的漫漫征程长卷中留下的独特一笔。

当菲律宾普通民众的精神由于受十四年独裁统治的摧残而几近崩溃边缘时,是柯莉·阿基诺推动他们登上了勇气与无私的顶峰。当她的丈夫尼诺·阿基诺还在世时,这位低调谦逊却富有同情的主妇成为了缓和其夫激烈性格的稳定器。但当参议员尼诺·阿基诺于1983年8月遇刺之后,她却义无反顾地接替了其政治领袖一职,领导着我国的民主派反对党,对抗根深蒂固的专制政权。

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/QgKnTNQ/zh;
  1. An employee works at a chemical fiber weaving company VCG/Getty Images

    China in the Lead?

    For four decades, China has achieved unprecedented economic growth under a centralized, authoritarian political system, far outpacing growth in the Western liberal democracies. So, is Chinese President Xi Jinping right to double down on authoritarianism, and is the “China model” truly a viable rival to Western-style democratic capitalism?

  2. The assembly line at Ford Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

    Whither the Multilateral Trading System?

    The global economy today is dominated by three major players – China, the EU, and the US – with roughly equal trading volumes and limited incentive to fight for the rules-based global trading system. With cooperation unlikely, the world should prepare itself for the erosion of the World Trade Organization.

  3. Donald Trump Saul Loeb/Getty Images

    The Globalization of Our Discontent

    Globalization, which was supposed to benefit developed and developing countries alike, is now reviled almost everywhere, as the political backlash in Europe and the US has shown. The challenge is to minimize the risk that the backlash will intensify, and that starts by understanding – and avoiding – past mistakes.

  4. A general view of the Corn Market in the City of Manchester Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    A Better British Story

    Despite all of the doom and gloom over the United Kingdom's impending withdrawal from the European Union, key manufacturing indicators are at their highest levels in four years, and the mood for investment may be improving. While parts of the UK are certainly weakening economically, others may finally be overcoming longstanding challenges.

  5. UK supermarket Waring Abbott/Getty Images

    The UK’s Multilateral Trade Future

    With Brexit looming, the UK has no choice but to redesign its future trading relationships. As a major producer of sophisticated components, its long-term trade strategy should focus on gaining deep and unfettered access to integrated cross-border supply chains – and that means adopting a multilateral approach.

  6. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now