Revenge of History

Apr 07

Francis Fukuyama, who famously said in the 1990’s that the “end of history” had arrived, with countries having no other path than to evolve towards western-style liberal democracy, came on the air on National Public Radio this morning and said liberal democracy is now in big trouble throughout the world, including the US. In Fukuyamanese, he said that the “democracy” part of liberal democracy was eroding the “liberal” part. I laughed so loud though when he described himself as a “dispassionate social scientist” that I almost ran a red light. I guess listening to Fukuyama while driving can get you into real trouble. You could become history.

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