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The End of History and the Last Man (1992)

by Francis Fukuyama

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A LANDMARK WORK OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. A GLOBAL BESTSELLER. STILL AS RELEVANT TODAY.Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate.
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This should be considered a "bail" because I am choosing to discontinue reading it. Many sections were fascinating, very readable and concise. My version was an online copy, which is not interactive for me as a hard copy. So much info I wanted to underline and star. I like how the author added cross references to history and lots of supporting evidence for his arguments.

However, I don't have an urgency to finish it, like so much of the histories I have read from the WEM. I wonder if I just did not care for Susan Wise Bauer's choices. I will say that many of them made reference back to previous histories on the list, which is a plus.

So for now I am going to finish my reading here, and if I get to the end of all I want to read and still have time left, maybe this will be one of the books I return to. ( )
  GRLopez | Aug 21, 2021 |
I read this sometime in the mid/late 1990s (along with a bunch of Toffler), and at the time it seemed obviously true -- fall of USSR until dotcom was "nothing is really happening anywhere" and then dotcom was "tech singularity will finally save the world". Islamism/islamic terrorism, Putin/Russia, and the new US/China antagonism are superficial challenges, but don't actually refute the core proposition of the book (as I remember it 20 years later) that we're all fighting/facing challenges/etc., but from a fairly similar intellectual frame. ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
Utterly naive. ( )
  scottcholstad | Jan 13, 2020 |
Quite good, brings out his thesis, and explains his arguments very well. When he delves deep into philosophy some readers might go a little cross-eyed, Hobbes, Hegel, et al, but a compelling book. ( )
  charlie68 | Apr 15, 2019 |
Difficult, unique insights. ( )
  pricklybear | Mar 16, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Fukuyama, Francisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kapteyns-Bacuna, AnnaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Henriksen, Ole LindegårdTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jeppesen, Morten HaugaardForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Konijnenbelt, AnneliesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lange, Barbara deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stjernfelt, FrederikForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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