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21世纪对理解的挑战 Chanllenge

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21st Century : The Challenge of Understanding

Understanding today's world requires a willingness to confront complexity. A true but complicated idea always has less chance of success than a simple but false one, the French political sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville cautioned in 1835. The challenge is difficult but the rewards warrant the effort. Humankind's ability to chart a more rewarding future is contingent on its ablility to entertain complex ideas, to free itself from the sometimes paralyzing grip of the past, and to develop a questioning attitude about rival perspectives on international realities. On that hopeful yet introspective note, we begin our exploration of world politics at the dawn of a new millennium.

要理解今天的世界,就需要有正视复杂情况的意志。1835年法国社会政治学家Alexis de Tocqueville 曾警告说:与一种简单但错误的思想相比,一种正确但复杂的思想成功的机会总是要更少。要战胜挑战是困难的,但努力却是会有回报的。人类设计美好未来的能力和以下几个方面相关:一是接受复杂思想的能力;二是摆脱沉溺于往事的能力,因为沉溺于过去有时会使我们无所作为;三是培养一种探索能力,用怀疑的态度来看待形形色色的关于国际现实的理论和观点。在新千年到来之时,让我们以这种充满希望而又内省的态度来研究世界政治。

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