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Francis Fukuyama

The End of Thinking?

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Henry Mintzberg

History did not end in 1989, but for too many of the people who bought into Francis Fukuyama's influential "End of History?" article, what ended then was thinking. A failure to understand that successful countries of the West maintain a balance of power across the public, private, and plural sectors of society has been throwing the U.S. and many other countries out of balance ever since.

Francis Fukuyama: End of History Still in Sight Despite China's Rise

Winston Shi | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Winston Shi

According to "End of History" author Francis Fukuyama, China today is much like Bismarck's Germany. It was not a messianic, universalistic or revisionist state, but was very big and powerful, and it had a lot of national interests. China is very much like that today.

Hungary's U-Turn

John Feffer | Posted 06.06.2014 | World
John Feffer

How could the world be heading inexorably in the direction of market democracy when even the country long considered next in line for membership in the European Community was collapsing into war, nationalist extremism, and ethnic cleansing?

Fukuyama And Ferguson: Obama Projects Weakness In A Dangerous World

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

At the Milken Institute Global Conference earlier this week, I sat down with political theorist Francis Fukuyama and historian Niall Ferguson to discu...

Fukuyama and the Decay of American Institutions

Luka Orešković | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Luka Orešković

The predominance of courts in the everyday American decision-making process clearly shows that the "regular" process of legislating through Congress and effectively implementing policies through the bureaucracy and executive branch is somewhat dysfunctional.

Some Thoughts for This Year's World Economic Forum

Ali Wyne | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Ali Wyne

While America's regenerative capacity has thus far allowed it to offset underperforming governance, hoping or trusting that it'll do so indefinitely doesn't seem like a smart bet. Nor will avowing its exceptionalism address its systemic challenges.

The End of History

Francis Levy | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

In an interview with Foreign Affairs ("The Polish Model," May/June 2013), Radek Sikorski, Poland's minister of foreign affairs, remarks, "The twentie...

America's Perfect Storm

Richard Schiffman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business
Richard Schiffman

It is as if America woke up one morning to find that its arteries were sclerotic, its limbs stiff, its appetites and drives waning. Can we rouse ourselves and recover the suppleness of youth?

Ideas, Leadership, and the New Left: A Reply to Fukuyama

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

For the last 50 years, the political dialog between the Western Left and Right has not been about a choice between market democracies and some other archetypal system. The debate has been, and remains, over democracy's span of control -- its size, function, and funding.

LIBOR and Super PACs: A Heck of a Way to Run Capitalist Democracy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We live in an age where both our politics and our markets are being managed in a way where we never get a chance to see who is really pulling the strings.

What Happened to the Generation Gap?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Why are teenagers listening to music that their parents were dancing to 25 years ago instead of rebelling against it? When I was 13, I may have had some knowledge of pop stars from a quarter century earlier, but I certainly didn't like any of their music.

Is That All There Is? Rugged Indvidualism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

It's a good thing that, when push comes to shove, we're really not rugged individualists. I'm thinking that it's almost time for us to accept who we are.

Fukuyama's Recipe for the Poor Populist Left

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media
Robert Teitelman

Francis Fukuyama has an essay at Foreign Affairs that is indubitably Fukuyama-esque. The subject is large and it's spun forward into the future, where no hypothesis can immediately be tested.

The New Marx

John Feffer | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
John Feffer

If the house organs of the financial sector and the house intellectuals of the Right are all talking like a Marxist study group, then perhaps we are on the verge of a major transformation -- not only in terminology but, more importantly, in the facts on the ground.

The Middle Class and Election 2012

Richard Geldard | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

A Left-leaning agenda is progressive in human relationships, attentive to the environment and determined in opportunity for everyone. Nothing less will succeed, and we certainly cannot go back to some Tea Party longing for the past. Nostalgia is not an option.

Andrea Stone

Neoconservatism Isn't Dead -- In Fact, It's Prepping For A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

Fukuyama's Plan to Fix Congress

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Teitelman

Fukuyama is devoted to the Westminister model, which theoretically can produce a coherent plan but which, in the real world, seems to suffer, like any political mechanism, some stubborn problems.

Occupy Wall Street Must End the Dictatorship - of Corporations

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Occupy Wall Street represents a Great Awakening to the need to rescue our free speech and other democratic spaces humiliated by Big Corporations that the Supreme Court protects legally; that the police protect physically; that the media protects culturally and that White House and Congress protect politically.

Book Review Roundup: Obama's Mom's Bio And A Book About Heaven And Hell

Posted 07.03.2011 | Books

"The Summer Without Men" by Siri Hustvedt New York Times Hustvedt’s novels tend to be as somber as they are intellectually invigorating. Her g...

Dump All Those Paradigms: It's Nationalism, Stupid!

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Scholars have long debated the direction that the "paradigm shift" in international relations would take. What would replace the obsolete bipolar international system and the strategic and ideological forces that had driven it?

The End of (Military) History? The United States, Israel, and the Failure of the Western Way of War

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Bacevich

Although Western liberalism may retain considerable appeal, the Western way of war has run its course.

Brookings Loses Bid on Orszag but Takes Kagan From Carnegie

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Word has just reached us that Robert Kagan -- one of the top tier serious intellectuals among neoconservatives, and currently Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- is moving his franchise over to Brookings.

Beijing Is Right -- Google Should Go

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric C. Anderson

Google is not charged with protecting the greater good of the Chinese citizenry. Beijing is entitled to ask Google to leave, and to take its democracy crusade with it.

The End of History -- 20 Years Later

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

The fall of the Berlin Wall led Francis Fukuyama to famously declare "the end of history." Twenty years on, what does Fukuyama think about where history has gone since?

Clinton Consulted With Republicans, Neocons On Big Foreign Policy Speech

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating the major foreign policy spee...