Matt Wuerker

为了希望而战

巴黎——自从巴拉克·奥巴马总统入主白宫以来,美国和欧洲的关系日益好转。然而,在更为核心和基础的情感因素和价值观上,这两个隔着大西洋的地区是否离得越来越远了?

如今正值全球经济危机之时,美国表现出整体性的乐观,和个体性的悲观。欧洲的情况恰恰相反。为什么会有如此对立的结果呢?原因也很简单:美国出了个奥巴马,而欧洲则是一个高福利的国家。

那么,我们如何在政治上推广“美国化”的欧洲,而在社会层面上,我们又如何实现“欧洲化”的美国呢?有了作为“希望回归”化身的全新总统,美国人信心满满,重新燃起了希望。他们开始认为,经济最坏的时刻已经过去。

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