Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It is still the "end of history"

While Fukuyama has toned down the extreme claims he was making in his book The End of History, he has not abandoned the thesis. History has still been on a "road" democracy. Societies are still judged by whether they have achieved "stable" democracy. (Which, of course, being stable, will mark the end of history for that society.)

Western Europe is still the goal for him (sometimes he phrases it "Denmark"), and everyone is, or at least should be, trying to get there.

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