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克林顿关于民主的言论

美国前总统克林顿在接受fox电视台Chris Wallace采访的时候,罕见的发彪了,因为他被指责在抓捕拉登这件事中做得太少。 完全版见这里

这里转载的,是一段关于民主的言论。

To advocate democracy and reform in the Muslim world? Absolutely. I think the question is: What’s the best way to do it? I think also the question is how do you educate people about democracy? Democracy is about way more than majority rule. Democracy is about minority rights, individual rights, restraints on power. And there’s more than one way to advance democracy. But do I think on balance, that in the end, after several bouts of instability, do I think it would be better if we had more freedom and democracy? Sure, I do. …[Do I think] the president has a right to do it? Sure, I do. But I don’t think that’s all we can do in the Muslim world. I think they have to see us try to get a just and righteous peace in the Middle East. They have to see us as willing to talk to people who see the world differently than we do.

克林顿在这里阐述得很清楚,“民主包含了比多数人原则更多的东西,民主是关于少数人的权利,个人的权利和对权力的限制。而且通向民主的路不止一条。”克林顿也很清楚地看到,不能使用简单粗暴的方式来推行民主。他说“我想,他们(这里指穆斯林)想看到,我们在尝试让中东变得公正和和平;他们想看到,我们是愿意与对世界看法不一样的人交流的。”

(后记,对于最后一句话的翻译,我一直不太满意。今天与pauline讨论了一下,改成这样:”我想,他们(这里指穆斯林)需要知道,我们在尝试让中东得到公正和和平;他们需要看到,我们是愿意与对世界看法不一样人交流的 。”Mar-1,2007)

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2007年02月13日 - Posted by | 转载, 政治, 民主

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