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Francis Fukuyama

The End of History and the Last Man

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1992

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Essay Topics


Why did Francis Fukuyama use a Hegelian framework for The End of History and the Last Man? What are the benefits and drawbacks of using Western evolutionary historicism to understand the development of history and ideology?


Is Fukuyama’s theory about directional historical evolution leading toward the formation of liberal democracies around the world still relevant in the 21st century? Use textual evidence as well as events that took place after 1992 to back up your claims.


How does the historic context of the Cold War inform Fukuyama’s thinking in this book? Use examples from distinct geographic regions, including Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, to answer this question.