History should be viewed as an evolutionary process. Events still occur at the end of history.
History should be viewed as an evolutionary process. Events still occur at the end of history. Pessimism about humanity's future is warranted because of humanity's inability to control technology.
The end of history means liberal democracy is the final form of government for all nations. There can be no progression from liberal democracy to an alternative system. Misinterpretations[ edit ] According to Fukuyama, since the French Revolutiondemocracy has repeatedly proven to be a fundamentally better system ethically, politically, economically than any of the alternatives.
However, many Fukuyama scholars claim this is a misreading of his work. Indeed, Fukuyama has stated: The End of History was never linked to a specifically American model of social or political organization. The EU's attempt to transcend sovereignty and traditional power politics by establishing a transnational rule of law is much more in line with a "post-historical" world than the Americans' continuing belief in Godnational sovereigntyand their military.
This theory has faced criticismwith arguments largely resting on conflicting definitions of "war" and "mature democracy". Part of the difficulty in assessing the theory is that democracy as a widespread global phenomenon emerged only very recently in human history, which makes generalizing about it difficult.
See also list of wars between democracies. Other major empirical evidence includes the elimination of interstate warfare in South America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe among countries that moved from military dictatorships to liberal democracies.
According to several studies, the end of the Cold War and the subsequent increase in the number of liberal democratic states were accompanied by a sudden and dramatic decline in total warfareinterstate wars, ethnic wars, revolutionary wars, and the number of refugees and displaced persons.
According to Derrida, Fukuyama—and the quick celebrity of his book—is but one symptom of the anxiety to ensure the "death of Marx".
Fukuyama's celebration of liberal hegemony is criticized by Derrida: For it must be cried out, at a time when some have the audacity to neo-evangelize in the name of the ideal of a liberal democracy that has finally realized itself as the ideal of human history: It is consonant with the current discourse of the Pope on the European community: Derrida points out that Fukuyama himself sees the real United States and European Union as imperfect compared to the "ideals" of liberal democracy and the free market.
Even the author understands that such ideals are not demonstrated by empirical evidence or ever could be demonstrated empirically.
They belong entirely to the realm of philosophy or religion, owing their birth to the Gospels of Philosophy of Hegel. And yet Fukuyama still uses a movement toward empirical observations, which he himself grants are imperfect and incomplete, to validate an idea that is purely idealistic and transcendent of any empirical reality or possibility.
Therefore, Marxists like Perry Anderson have been among Fukuyama's fiercest critics. Apart from pointing out that capitalist democracies are still riven with poverty, racial tension, and the like, Marxists also reject Fukuyama's reliance on Hegel.
According to them, Hegel's philosophy was fatally flawed until Marx "turned it on its head" to create historical materialism. Fukuyama argues that even though there is poverty, racismand sexism in present-day democracies, there is no sign of a major revolutionary movement developing that would actually overthrow capitalism.
While Marxists disagree with Fukuyama's claim that capitalist democracy represents the end of history, they support the idea that the "end of history" will consist of the victory of democracy: Although this tends to be an ambiguous word, he uses it in the proper meaing for the time when the book was published.
It has been argued that he might even be a Neoconservative on some points but this has been firmly shot down by him and his use of "ideal" systems which is firmly denounced by many Anarcho-Capitalists of the same rote who believe that no government can be good.
His moral bent is strikingly similar but he does not identify with the founding fathers while espousing the same form of government to avoid petty debates.
Radical Islam, tribalism, and the "Clash of Civilizations"[ edit ] Various Western commentators have described the thesis of The End of History as flawed because it does not sufficiently take into account the power of ethnic loyalties and religious fundamentalism as a counter-force to the spread of liberal democracy, with the specific example of Islamic fundamentalismor radical Islam, as the most powerful of these.
Benjamin Barber wrote a article and a book, Jihad vs. McWorldthat addressed this theme. Barber described " McWorld " as a secular, liberal, corporate-friendly transformation of the world and used the word " jihad " to refer to the competing forces of tribalism and religious fundamentalism, with a special emphasis on Islamic fundamentalism.
In the essay and book, Huntington argued that the temporary conflict between ideologies is being replaced by the ancient conflict between civilizations. The dominant civilization decides the form of human government, and these will not be constant. He especially singled out Islam, which he described as having "bloody borders".End of History and the Last Man - Kindle edition by Francis Fukuyama.
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The End of History and the Last Man is a book by Francis Fukuyama, expanding on his essay "The End of History?", published in the international affairs journal The National Interest.
In the book, Fukuyama argues that the advent of Western liberal democracy may signal the endpoint of humanity's sociocultural evolution and the final form of human government.