The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama

Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama’s ( and prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War.

The author argues that the worldwide spread of liberal democracy and free market capitalism of the West may signal the end point of humanity’s social evolution. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic and should not be missed even if you profoundly disagree with the author’s assertions.

Follow up with Fukuyama’s Trust: Social Virtues and Creation of Prosperity (1995) in which Fukuyama argues that culture cannot be cleanly separated from economics.

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448 pages in Penguin paperback edition

ISBN 978-0241960240

Francis Fukuyama

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