1989-1998 Transformation: Technology, Democracy, Money

History is not over. In fact, there's more of it than ever technology

In the waning months of the 1980s, a Sovietologist named Francis Fukuyama published a provocative essay called "The End of History?" Fukuyama's thesis--that the collapse of the Soviet Union meant people would have nothing more to fight wars about--was soon disproved. The 1990s have not been short on history. The end of the cold war defrosted earlier rivalries that had been frozen for two generations, bringing bloody history back to places like Bosnia, where it had been in cold storage.

The 1990s, however, have indeed been a period when the great arguments about how society should be organized seemed settled. Democracy...

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