1989年之后,留下了什么?

纽约——

二十年前,当柏林墙被洞穿、苏维埃帝国轰然崩溃之时,只有那些最为顽固的共产主义乌托邦之信徒才会感到难过。当然,有少数人继续坚持曾被称为“现实存在的社会主义”的理论;其他人则对由乔治·H·W·布什所许诺的“新世界秩序”中体现出的必胜信念进行抨击;而西德在其邻国东德那衰败的国土上呼啸横行的情景,看起来几乎是一种残忍的行为。

尽管如此,1989年对于世人而言仍是美好的时光(民主派受到镇压的中国除外)。我们中的许多人感到已经望见了新的自由时代之曙光;而在新的黎明之中,自由与正义将如鲜花一般开遍全球。二十年之后,我们发现美梦并未成真。

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