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欧洲破网而出

马德里——11月18日,当唐纳德·特朗普在美国总统竞选中奠定令人震惊的胜势之际,布鲁塞尔正在举行纪念已故捷克斯洛伐克(后更名为捷克共和国)首任后共产主义总统瓦茨拉夫·哈维尔政治遗产的会议。随着世界进入到特朗普时代,尤其是在欧洲,这种遗产的重要性可谓无与伦比。

很难想象两个人的不同能超过哈维尔和特朗普。前者是一生为真理而奋斗的艺术家和知识分子,不知疲倦地希望发掘民众和社会最好的潜质。而后者则是自恋的骗子,通过利用人们最原始的情绪来获得权力。

哈维尔的价值观与二战后带来前所未有和平及繁荣的推动自由世界秩序的发明创造非常相似。但特朗普的当选表明美国可能不再奉行这些价值观,更不要说继续履行其在二战后维持国际秩序的义务。

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