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Francis Fukuyama

The End of History and the Last Man

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1992

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Francis Fukuyama (The Author)

Francis Fukuyama (born 1952) is a Japanese American author and academic. He is best known for The End of History and the Last Man (1992) discussing the new world order after the Cold War. His works often focus on broad questions, such as the source of political order, historic progress, and ideology.

Fukuyama earned his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He taught at Johns Hopkins, George Mason, and Stanford Universities. Fukuyama also worked for the RAND Corporation, a think tank that advises the American government and military. His involvement in another think tank, the Project for the New American Century, solidified his influence in neoconservative circles. For example, in 2001, Fukuyama co-signed a letter to President George W. Bush demanding the toppling of Saddam Hussein (Letter to President George W. Bush, Project for the American Century (20 September 2001) accessed 31 August 2022) Later, Fukuyama disassociated himself from neoconservatism.

The author published several other books, including Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity (1995), America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy (2006), Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (2018), and

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