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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Return of History and the End of Dreams

In his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992), Francis Fukuyama argued that “the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government.” (Wikipedia)

In the The Return of History and the End of Dreams Robert Kagan (Alfred A Knoph, 2008, 105 pp) argues that the desire for hegemonic power, whether regional or global, is unabated; that the intervening quarter century has demonstrated the world has not turned into a collection of liberal democracies; and that international competition is still a long way from being limited to peaceful economic version. He argues that the democracies should exert more effort toward controlling the development of the new world order.

I thought it was very good.

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