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Francis Fukuyama
Birth date: October 27, 1952
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Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 5 years ago
Second of two in a series, following The Origins of Political Order. This covers history from the Industrial and French Revolutions onward, though it does take a brief projection beyond that in the section on the Inca and Aztec empires.Fukuyama's thesis, put forward in the first book, continues to b...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 5 years ago
This is my first foray into political science, which maybe explains why I took so long to read it. Occasionally, I got lost in Fukuyama's analysis until his thesis reasserted itself. In retrospect, it's an impeccably organized book, comparing the history of political development in four broad geogra...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 6 years ago
There is a certain beauty to this book. The author completely convinces the listener that there is no more important field of study to understand the world and how we got where we are then Political Science. The author is that good at laying the foundations for his points. Moreover, the author is...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 7 years ago
The author does a definitive survey of political development through out the world while avoiding the ODTAA ("one dang thing after another") trap survey books of this kind can often fall into. This kind of information often pops up in many of the books I read, but is never covered as a primary topic...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it 11 years ago
I didn't read the whole book. I think the idea that we're reaching the end of history and the last man (a world of liberal democracies) is intriguing, but ultimately incorrect. Reading books like The Clash of Civilizations, authors like Thomas Carlyle and James Burnham as well as watching world even...
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