Francis Fukuyama The Origins of Political Order Part 01 Audiobook
Political Order and Political Decay
J ust after the end of the cold war, a young American-Japanese political scientist published an arresting essay entitled The End of History? But Fukuyama had something subtler to say. He wanted us to think of what we should do with ourselves now democracy was installed globally. Would we be happy as humans — or would we not enter some zone of deep, anti-climactic dissatisfaction? And would liberal democracy be superseded? Fukuyama mistakenly endorsed the neocon imperial project.
The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state, writing in The Wall Street Journal , David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition. Bring on volume two. Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West.