The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution. Francis Fukuyama
Publish date: May 3rd 2012
Publisher: Profile Books
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
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...
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...