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毁灭历史的政治

纽约——在混乱的世界中,中东四分五裂。后一战秩序在中东绝大部分地区都正在解体。叙利亚、伊拉克、也门和利比亚民众为此付出了巨大的代价。

但受此影响的还不仅是地区的现在和未来。当今暴力活动另外一个受害者是过去。

伊斯兰国已经公开声称要捣毁一切在它看来不够伊斯兰的东西。叙利亚巴尔米拉壮观的贝尔神庙就是最引人注目的例子。在我写这篇文章时,伊拉克北部的摩苏尔市历经两年多的伊斯兰国控制后正在得到解放。但那些已经被摧毁的雕像、焚烧的图书馆或掠夺的古墓却已经来不及得到抢救。

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