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The End of History and the Last Man

The End of History and the Last Man

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743284550
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where are we now? Reprint. 25,00 first printing.

End of History and the Last Man

End of History and the Last Man

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416531785
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

The End of History and the Last Man

The End of History and the Last Man

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780380720026
  • Category: History
  • Page: 418
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The End of Ideology

The End of Ideology

On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties : with "The Resumption of History in the New Century"

  • Author: Daniel Bell
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674004269
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 501
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This work first argued that the older humanistic ideologies from the 19th and early 20th centuries were exhausted, and that new parochial ideologies would arise. This 2000 edition argues that there is a resumption of history with the end of communism and the return of traditional conflicts.

The Origins of Political Order

The Origins of Political Order

From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429958936
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today's developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world. Francis Fukuyama, author of the bestselling The End of History and the Last Man and one of our most important political thinkers, provides a sweeping account of how today's basic political institutions developed. The first of a major two-volume work, The Origins of Political Order begins with politics among our primate ancestors and follows the story through the emergence of tribal societies, the growth of the first modern state in China, the beginning of the rule of law in India and the Middle East, and the development of political accountability in Europe up until the eve of the French Revolution. Drawing on a vast body of knowledge—history, evolutionary biology, archaeology, and economics—Fukuyama has produced a brilliant, provocative work that offers fresh insights on the origins of democratic societies and raises essential questions about the nature of politics and its discontents.

America at the Crossroads

America at the Crossroads

Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300122534
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 226
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A prominent former neoconservative and author of "The End of History and the Last Man" explains why the Iraqi war was a mistake and outlines new directions for American foreign policy.

Our Posthuman Future

Our Posthuman Future

Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9780374706180
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
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In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest advances still to come will be in the life sciences, Fukuyama now asks how the ability to modify human behavior will affect liberal democracy. To re-orient contemporary debate, Fukuyama underlines man's changing understanding of human nature through history: from Plato and Aristotle's belief that man had "natural ends," to the ideals of utopians and dictators of the modern age who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama persuasively argues that the ultimate prize of the biotechnology revolution-intervention in the "germ-line," the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person's descendents-will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken by ordinary parents seeking to "improve" their children. In Our Posthuman Future, our greatest social philosopher begins to describe the potential effects of exploration on the foundation of liberal democracy: the belief that human beings are equal by nature.

The Return of History and the End of Dreams

The Return of History and the End of Dreams

  • Author: Robert Kagan
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030738988X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 115
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Kagan argues that hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have proved wrong. He stresses that peoples of the liberal world need to choose whether they want to shape it or let others shape it for them.

Identity

Identity

The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374717486
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people,” who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. Demand for recognition of one’s identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicized Islam, the fractious “identity liberalism” of college campuses, and the emergence of white nationalism. Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means. The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy. Identity is an urgent and necessary book—a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict.

State-Building

State-Building

Governance and World Order in the 21st Century

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801442926
  • Category: History
  • Page: 137
  • View: 1988
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A scholar and author of Our Posthuman Future focuses on the building of new nation-states, discussing the causes of contemporary state weakness and the international consequences of weak states and what can be done to benefit the citizens of these countries.

The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption

Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 354
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Discusses how the transformation from an industrial to an information society has disrupted moral standards, showing how the disruption will evolve into a Great Reconstruction.

The Return of History

The Return of History

Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Jennifer Welsh
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1487001312
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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#1 National Bestseller Part of the CBC Massey Lectures Series In 1989, as the Berlin Wall crumbled and the Cold War dissipated, the American political commentator Francis Fukuyama wrote a famous essay, entitled “The End of History.” Fukuyama argued that the demise of confrontation between Communism and capitalism, and the expansion of Western liberal democracy, signalled the endpoint of humanity’s sociocultural and political evolution, the waning of traditional power politics, and the path toward a more peaceful world. At the heart of his thesis was the audaciously optimistic idea of “progress” in history. But a quarter of a century after Fukuyama’s bold prediction about transcending the struggles of the past, history has returned. The twenty-first century has not seen unfettered progress toward peace and a single form of government, but the reappearance of trends and practices many believed had been erased: arbitrary executions, attempts to annihilate ethnic and religious minorities, the starvation of besieged populations, invasion and annexation of territory, and the mass movement of refugees and displaced persons. It has also witnessed cracks and cleavages within Western liberal democracies, particularly as a result of deepening economic inequality — at levels not seen since the end of the nineteenth century. The Return of History both illustrates and explains this return of history. But it also demonstrates how the reappearance of acts deemed “barbaric” or “medieval” has a modern twist. Above all, it argues that the return of history should encourage us all to remember that our own liberal democratic society was not inevitable and that we must all, as individual citizens, take a more active role in its preservation and growth.

Political Order and Political Decay

Political Order and Political Decay

From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429944323
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
  • View: 5881
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The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition." In The New York Times Book Review, Michael Lind described the book as "a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time." And in The Washington Post, Gerard DeGrott exclaimed "this is a book that will be remembered. Bring on volume two." Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West. A sweeping, masterful account of the struggle to create a well-functioning modern state, Political Order and Political Decay is destined to be a classic.

Trust

Trust

the social virtues and the creation of prosperity

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Free Pr
  • ISBN: 9780684825250
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 457
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Explains the relationship between culture and economics and predicts which countries will win the ongoing battle for economic dominance

Alexandre Kojeve

Alexandre Kojeve

Wisdom at the End of History

  • Author: James H. Nichols
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742569764
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 160
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Nichols examines the major writings of Alexandre Koj_ve, and clarifies the character and brings to light the importance of his political philosophy. While emphasizing the political dimension of Koj_ve's thought, Nichols treats all his major published writings and shows how the remarkably varied parts of Koj_ve's intellectual endeavor go together. This is an essential assessment of Koj_ve which considers the works that preceded his turn to Hegel, seeks to articulate the character of his Hegelianism, and reflects in detail on the two different meanings that the end of history had in two different periods of his thought.

A Tale of Two Utopias

A Tale of Two Utopias

The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968

  • Author: Paul Berman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393316759
  • Category: History
  • Page: 351
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"A deeply moving and delightfully readable account of the political journey [Berman's] generation has taken."--Isaac Kramnick, New York Observer

Prophet of Decline

Prophet of Decline

Spengler on World History and Politics

  • Author: John Farrenkopf
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 9780807127278
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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An analysis of one of the most important historical philosophers of the 20th century, this text reassesses Oswald Spengler's challenging ideas on world history, politics and modern civilization. The book addresses Spengler's ideas on democracy, capitalism, science, cities and art.

Falling Behind

Falling Behind

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199830991
  • Category:
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