从开罗到加州

新加坡——

埃及和加利福尼亚正朝着两个相反的政治方向前行。一直以来过度缺乏民主的埃及正朝着提高民主的方向发展,一直以来过度享有民主的加利福尼亚则朝着相反的方向发展。二者应该要到达一个共同的中点,即一个能带来善治政府的民主——我指的是“政府”,而不是意义模糊的“统治”。

数十年来,“政府”一直被妖魔化。罗纳德·里根曾说过一句著名的话,“政府不是问题的解药,而是问题本身。”但是这种思想并非里根所创,而是数十年自由放任理论和信仰改变的结果,他只是这种时代思潮最为雄辩的代言人。

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