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After the End of History

By: Francis Fukuyama - contributor,Mathilde Fasting - editor
Narrated by: David Shih
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In his 1992 best-selling book The End of History and the Last Man, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama argued that the dominance of liberal democracy marked the end of humanity's political and ideological development. Thirty years later, with populism on the rise and the number of liberal democracies decreasing worldwide, Fukuyama revisits his classic thesis.

A series of in-depth interviews between Fukuyama and editor Mathilde Fasting, After the End of History offers a wide-ranging analysis of liberal democracy today. Drawing on Fukuyama's work on identity, biotechnology, and political order, the book provides essential insight into the rise of authoritarianism and the greatest threats faced by democracy in our present world.

Diving into topics like the surprise election of Donald Trump, the destruction of social and political norms, and the rise of China, Fukuyama deftly explains the plight of liberal democracy and explores how we might prevent its further decline. He also covers personal topics, reflects on his life and career, the evolution of his thinking, and some of his most important books. Insightful and important, After the End of History grants unprecedented access to one of the greatest political minds of our time.

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  • Categories: History

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  • 02-23-22

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This was really interesting. A must read for anyone interested in politics since world war 2- particular the crisis of modern liberal democracy. Also delves deeper into the modern obsession with identity politics and some of the wider issues that identity politics can sometimes create. A good chapter on China, and another great chapter on Trump and another good chapter on the importance of modern institutions and the rule of law.

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