Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is an American political scientist, political economist, and author. He is best known for his book 'The End of History and the Last Man' where he argued that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free-market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the endpoint of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. He has written on issues relating to questions concerning democratization and international political economy.

Books

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  1. 1. The End of History and the Last Man

    This book presents a provocative exploration of the evolution of political systems and the role of liberal democracy in the global landscape. The author argues that the progression of history, as defined by the development of political and economic systems, has culminated in liberal democracy and free-market capitalism. This, he suggests, may represent the endpoint of mankind's ideological evolution and the 'end of history'. The book also discusses the concept of 'the last man' as a potential consequence of this endpoint, exploring the existential threat of a society of 'last men' devoid of ideological struggle and dominated by materialistic gratification.