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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
  • View: 9407
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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: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141927763
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 448
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THE GLOBAL BESTSELLER. STILL AS RELEVANT TODAY. 20th anniversary edition of The End of History and the Last Man, a landmark of political philosophy by Francis Fukuyama, author of The Origins of Political Order 'A fascinating historical and philosophical setting for the twenty-first century' - Tom Wolfe 'Was Francis Fukuyama the first man to see Trump coming?' - Paul Sagar With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty. The End of History and the Last Man was the first book to offer a picture of what the new century would look like. Boldly outlining the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, Frances Fukuyama examined what had just happened and then speculated what was going to come next. Tackling religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes and war, The End of History and the Last Man remains a compelling work to this day, provoking argument and debate among its readers. 'Awesome . . . a landmark . . . profoundly realistic and important . . . supremely timely and cogent . . . the first book to fully fathom the depth and range of the changes now sweeping through the world' - George Gilder, The Washington Post 'A basic rule of intellectual life is that celebrity destroys quality ... Francis Fukuyama is a glorious exception to this rule' - The Economist Francis Fukuyama was born in Chicago in 1952. His work includes America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy and After the Neo Cons: Where the Right went Wrong. He now lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and children, where he also works as a part time photographer.

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.

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.

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
  • View: 8539
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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.

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.

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 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.

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. 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.

Trust

Trust

the social virtues and the creation of prosperity

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Free Pr
  • ISBN: 9780684825250
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 457
  • View: 4424
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Explains the relationship between culture and economics and predicts which countries will win the ongoing battle for economic dominance

State Building

State Building

Governance and World Order in the 21st Century

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847653774
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 102
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Weak or failed states - where no government is in control - are the source of many of the world's most serious problems, from poverty, AIDS and drugs to terrorism. What can be done to help? The problem of weak states and the need for state-building has existed for many years, but it has been urgent since September 11 and Afghanistan and Iraq. The formation of proper public institutions, such as an honest police force, uncorrupted courts, functioning schools and medical services and a strong civil service, is fraught with difficulties. We know how to help with resources, people and technology across borders, but state building requires methods that are not easily transported. The ability to create healthy states from nothing has suddenly risen to the top of the world agenda. State building has become a crucial matter of global security. In this hugely important book, Francis Fukuyama explains the concept of state-building and discusses the problems and causes of state weakness and its national and international effects.

The Return of History

The Return of History

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

  • Author: Jennifer Welsh
  • Publisher: CBC Massey Lectures
  • ISBN: 9781487002428
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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A timely, intelligent, and fascinating analysis of twenty-first-century geopolitics by Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and international relations specialist Jennifer Welsh.

The Revenge of Geography

The Revenge of Geography

What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

  • Author: Robert D. Kaplan
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 1400069831
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 403
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The best-selling author of Balkan Ghosts presents a timely and provocative response to The World Is Flat that draws on the insights of leading geographers and geopolitical thinkers to present a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia that considers such topics as European debt, Chinese power and the role of Iran.

The Return of History and the End of Dreams

The Return of History and the End of Dreams

  • Author: Robert Kagan
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • 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.

Political Order and Political Decay

Political Order and Political Decay

From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847658725
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 658
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In The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, he picks up the thread again in the second instalment of his definitive account of mankind's emergence as a political animal. This is the story of how state, law and democracy developed after these cataclysmic events, how the modern landscape - with its uneasy tension between dictatorships and liberal democracies - evolved and how in the United States and in other developed democracies, unmistakable signs of decay have emerged. If we want to understand the political systems that dominate and order our lives, we must first address their origins - in our own recent past as well as in the earliest systems of human government. Fukuyama argues that the key to successful government can be reduced to three key elements: a strong state, the rule of law and institutions of democratic accountability. This magisterial account is required reading for anyone wishing to know more about mankind's greatest achievements.

Lyotard and the Inhuman

Lyotard and the Inhuman

  • Author: Stuart Sim
  • Publisher: Totem Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 80
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For Jean-Francois Lyotard, the cyborg is a symbol of fear, Mankind already inhabits a world which views machine implantation in humans as normal and necessary. It implies a future, Lyotard warns, which may dangerously negate the value of humanity itself.

The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century

The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century

  • Author: Seumas Milne
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1844679632
  • Category: History
  • Page: 298
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From the outset, Seumas Milne's Guardian essays on the West's war on terror provoked angry denunciations on both sides of the Atlantic. A decade on, the advocates of violent capitalism have been silenced. From class to religion, Blair to Obama, Palestine to Pakistan, bank bailouts to the Arab uprisings, the rise of China to the wave of change in Latin America, Milne powerfully exposes the breakdown of the new world order - and draws out the prospects for the emerging politics of the future. In a media culture dominated by eager apologists, Milne has consistently written against the grain. This book offers a compelling perspective on the convulsions that have brought us to today's crisis — and a powerful indictment of a global and corporate empire in decline.