欧洲的危机考验

发自柏林——大约2500年前,古希腊哲学家赫拉克利特(Heraclitus)指出战争是一切事物之父。如果能活到今天,他或许会再增添一句:危机是一切事物之母。

幸运的是,在相互核毁灭的威胁之下,大国强权之间的战争已经不再是一个现实的选项。但大型的国际危机,比如当前的全球金融危机却依然伴随着我们——而这或许不完全是件坏事。

正如战争那样,危机彻底打破了现状,这意味着新的改革机会得以产生——却不具备战争的那种破坏性——而这些机会在平时是很难有机会出现的。克服危机需要做出一些原本无法想象的事,而不仅仅是可施行的方案。

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