The End of History and the Last Man

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 28, 1993 - Political Science - 448 pages
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In 1989, Francis Fukuyama began an explosive debate about the future of the world in the post-Cold War era with an article entitled ‘The End of History and the Last Man’. This seminal book expands on his original work to address the fundamental and far-reaching themes of the new millennium. The result is nothing short of an historical and philosophical primer for the onslaught of the 21st century.

‘In the mastery and scope of its case, ‘The End of History and the Last Man’ may be seen as the first book of the post-Marxist millennium – the first work fully to fathom the depth and range of the changes now sweeping through the world’ George Gilder, the Washington Post.

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User Review  - Tanel Pärss - Goodreads

I find this an inspiring book not due to the main "red thread" that he has been heavily criticized for but rather for what he describes around it. After finishing and closing the book I read from the news that Boris Nemtsov was brutally murdered in Moscow... Read full review

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User Review  - Trish - Goodreads

Overall this book is thought provoking and I am glad I stuck it out as it challenged my beliefs how politics, communities, and social psychology are connected and the value to each. However, I found his overall thesis unsupported and the book reads like a long rambling tangent. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Francis Fukuyama was born in Chicago in 1952. His work includes America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy and After the Neo Cons: Where the Right went Wrong. He now lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and children, where he also works as a part time photographer.

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