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CHRONIC. The author of “The End of the Story” is caricatured and misread. His vision of liberalism, refined in new writings, deserves our full attention.
By Brice Couturier
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On was rather unfair to Francis Fukuyama. In recent years, a tide of deplorable essays has been announcing the ebb of democracy and liberalism, the rise of “illiberal democracy”, populism and “providential men”, Chinese-style technological authoritarianism. And most of these works do not fail to open with a sarcastic charge aimed at the author of The end of the Storyand the Last Man.
How could Fukuyama have been so wrong, they say? How could he have imagined that all the peoples of the world would want to convert to liberal democracy, the market economy and globalization, under the pretext that communism had not worked? Fukuyama thus became the embodiment of the wild Western optimism of the 1990s…
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