made a name for himself as a public intellectual two decades ago when he wrote "The End of History," which argued that humanity had reached its intellectual high point with the victory of liberal democracy over fascism and communism.
I never imagined our textiles could be used to craft shoes, but when I held them in my hands I thought, 'Wow, it's amazing,'" said Fukuyama
refers to this optimal state of political flourishing as "Denmark," employing the actual country as a synecdoche for any well-functioning polity.
In 1992, in the best-selling The End of History and the Last Man, Fukuyama
forecast that liberal democracy's global march would deliver peace, prosperity, and personal security to billions, but he fretted that over time people might become so alienated by liberal democracy's benefits and bounty as to "assert themselves in new and unforeseen ways," and maybe even engage "in bloody prestige battles, this time with modern weapons.
In this latest study, beginning with the French Revolution and culminating with the Arab Spring and contemporary American politics, Fukuyama
offers case studies of countries that have built efficient states and countries that have failed.
On the political situation in 2015, Fukuyama
said: "The power balance is shifting across the globe.
Dubai: World-renowned American political scientist Dr Francis Fukuyama
has said Libya and Syria are unlikely to resolve their problems in 2015.
, who is also a Stanford University professor, was speaking at the Arab Strategy Forum being held in the Ritz-Carlton at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Because our founding fathers were escaping from tyranny, they were focused "on how power can be constrained,'' Fukuyama
explained to me in an interview.
They don't have a larger agenda and they don't want to branch out in other parts of the world," The Express Tribune quoted Fukuyama
, a Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, as saying.
China: China s top-down political system, under pressure from a growing middle class empowered by wealth and social networks, is likely to "blow up at some point," US academic Francis Fukuyama
told AFP in an interview.
argues that philosophy has ended and humankind has attained final perfection.