试析美国革命时期约翰·亚当斯与本杰明·富兰克林的关系

在约翰·亚当斯第一次出使欧洲期间,他对本杰明·富兰克林是尊重的,两人之间一直保持着合作关系。造成二人关系恶化的直接原因是在亚当斯第二次出使欧洲期间富兰克林被动卷入亚当斯和维尔热纳伯爵之间的争论。亚当斯与富兰克林冲突的根本原因是二人在针对法国的外交策略上的分歧。此外,年龄和性格上的差异也是造成二人冲突的重要原因。作为外交官,尽管约翰·亚当斯也有其缺点,但是,基本上是成功的。可以说,约翰·亚当斯是美国革命时期非常出色的外交官之一。

During the first mission to Europe, John Adams had a lot of respect for Benjamin Franklin, they have maintained a cooperative relationship. The direct cause of the deterioration of the relationship between them is, during the second mission to Europe of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin passively involved in the debate between Adams and the Vergennes. Underlying causes of their conflict are the differences of the two for France’s foreign policy. In addition, the differences in age and personality also contributed to the important reasons of their conflict. As a diplomat, John Adams has his shortcomings, however, largely successful. It can be said that John Adams is one of the very good diplomat during the American Revolution.

载于《聊城大学学报》2012年第四期