冷战的智慧

发自纽约——每场战争都必须经历三个阶段。首先是在政治上考量是否宣战或参战;然后是解决仗该怎么打的问题;最后,就是总结教训。

而作为20世纪世界三大主要冲突之一的冷战也逃脱不了这条法则。我们可以从中清晰地勾勒出这三个阶段,而且每一个阶段在当时都引发了激烈的辩论。

例如,当时就有人质疑这场冷战是否有必要开打,而苏联和共产主义是否真的构成了威胁。尽管这种质疑的存在是个好现象,但这些“修正主义者”很明显只是些少数派,因为当时可没人会相信苏联和共产主义是一股友好的力量。结果就促成了一场长达40年的国际冲突。

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