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2008年经济危机似乎成为公共观点的转折点。在危机前的几年里,数百万人摆脱了贫困,民主比以往任何时候传播得都更加广泛,人们普遍认为我们已经进入了一个黄金时代。弗朗斯西·福山(Francis Fukuyama)提出了一个著名的论断,认为在关于人类政治和经济组织未来的全球大斗争中,民主和自由资本主义的力量已经赢得了彻底的胜利。

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