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自分が読んで興味深く感じた英文記事を中心に取り上げる予定です

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あの頃はまだカセットテープだった

 


洋楽を聴き始めた時の彼の曲が印象に残っています。この頃はまだレンタルCDを借りてテープにダビングして、ウォークマンで聴いていたんですよね。

(BBC News)
Obituary: George Michael

このアルバムは1990年に発売されたそうですが、もう25年以上も前になるんですか。。。この頃はFreedomなんて歌えて楽観的な雰囲気があったのか〜と感傷に浸りたくなります。



少し飛躍しますが1991年12月はソビエト連邦が解体して、今年が25周年とか。クリスマスの今週中はForeign Policyのサイトが一般公開しているそうなので興味がある人は是非。

The Soviet Union Is Gone, But It’s Still Collapsing
And 5 other unlearned lessons from leading experts about modern Russia and the death of an empire.

BY FP CONTRIBUTORS

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the creation of 15 new countries in December 1991 remade the world overnight. The Cold War and the threat of nuclear annihilation disappeared, and democracy and free-markets spread across the now defeated Soviet empire. Of course, 25 years later, events didn’t exactly unfold as initially predicted. The forces of globalization have mutated former Soviet countries in unseen ways, emboldening autocrats and entrenching corruption across the region. Meanwhile, the geopolitical animosities of the Cold War are resurgent, with relations between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point since the Soviet-era arms race. The creation of new countries, meanwhile, has given rise to nationalism and autocracies that are shaping foreign-policy decisions and altering societies in unforeseen ways.

Yet, the significance of this quarter-century of change is still not fully understood. Why did the Soviet Union really collapse and what lessons have policymakers missed? How is history repeating itself across the lands of the former superpower? In search of answers, Foreign Policy asked six experts with intimate knowledge of the region from their time in finance, academia, journalism, and policymaking. Here are the unlearned lessons from the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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