Francis Fukuyama Talks To China About The Sorry State Of American Democracy

03/30/2015 06:44 pm ET | Updated Mar 30, 2015
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In this premiere episode of a new Chinese Youku series produced by Guancha.cn, Shanghai scholar/entrepreneur Eric X. Li talks with political scientist Francis Fukuyama about his latest book: “Political Order and Political Decay.”

Francis Fukuyama is well known for the thesis of his seminal post-Cold War book, “The End of History and the Last Man,” which extolled the triumph of liberal democracy after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. In his new book, Fukuyama focuses on the dysfunction and decay of political systems, notably American democracy.

Here are three short video excerpts from the full hour-long discussion held recently in Shanghai.

U.S. Courts Have Too Much Policy-Making Power:

Post-Reagan, America Realized It Needed the State:

Marxism vs. Rising Inequality in China:

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