Shadow of Eiffel Tower.

再论西方的衰落

伦敦—巴黎恐怖分子屠夫再次突显二十一世纪上空的阴云,让共产主义崩溃给欧洲和西方带来的希望之光黯淡下来。危险与日俱增,值得我们深思目前的情况。

尽管预言并不真实,但一致的出发点应该是下降的预期。莫利调查机构(Ipsos MORI)社会研究所报告称:“在西方大部,下一代人已不再将更美好的未来看成天经地义。”

1918年,奥斯瓦尔德·史宾格勒(Oswald Spengler)出版了《西方的衰落》(The Decline of the West)。如今“衰落”一词已成为禁忌。我们的出版商用“挑战”来代替它,而经济学家的说法则是“长期停滞”。语言在变,但西方文明时间(和金钱)欠债不变。

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