After the End of History

His academic creden-tials are impeccable and he's on the faculty of Johns Hopkins, one of the U.S.'s leading universities. But political scientist Francis Fukuyama is no cloistered don. His 1989 essay, The End of History, which predicted the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, earned him a reputation for prescient analysis that resonated far beyond the halls of higher learning. Originally written as an article for an obscure foreign policy journal, The End of History — which presented the end of the cold war as evidence of the triumph of liberal democracy over all other political ideologies — became a best-selling...

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