RELEVANT TODAY. With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold
War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished.
And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed
uncertainty. The End of History and the Last Man was the first book to
offer a picture of what the new century would look like. Boldly outlining
the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, Francis
Fukuyama examined what had just happened and predicted what was coming
next. Now updated with a new afterword, Fukuyama shows how the central
issue today remains the same. Have any political and economic models arisen
that could challenge liberal democracy as the best way of organizing human
societies? He remains unconvinced. Tackling religious fundamentalism,
politics, scientific progress, ethical codes and war, The End of History
and the Last Man is as compelling today as it was when it was written - and
just as provocative too. 'Awesome . . . a landmark . . . profoundly
realistic and important . . . supremely timely and cogent' Washington Post
'Clearly written, immensely ambitious' New York Times 'Clever, important,
teeming with original ideas' Mail on Sunday 'We are indebted to Fukuyama
for such an ambitious work of political philosophy' Foreign Affairs

Francis Fukuyama—The End Of History And The Last Man

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