American Abroad Terminator 2: Gloom on the Right

In 1989 Francis Fukuyama wrote a recondite essay on political philosophy for a small neoconservative quarterly, the National Interest. It caused a sensation, largely because of its title: "The End of History?"

Well, like that other terminator, Fukuyama is back, this time with a book. The End of History and the Last Man, to be published in the U.S. this week and in 12 languages around the world next month, has earned advance raves from various worthies of the right, including George Gilder, Charles Krauthammer, Irving Kristol and George Will. The book is certain to be widely discussed, as the original...

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