Francis Fukuyama | Critical Review by Walter Kirn

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Francis Fukuyama.
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Critical Review by Walter Kirn

SOURCE: “The Sweetest Science,” in New York, June 7, 1999, pp. 88-9.

In the following review, Kirn offers skeptical assessment of The Great Disruption, finding fault in Fukuyama's faith in human nature and preference for stability.

Francis Fukuyama's The Great Disruption comes at a peculiar moment. In a season of school shootings, spy scandals, and “collateral damage” from errant cluster bombs, it's tempting to regard as wishful thinking a book that argues, using graphs and diagrams and lessons from economics and anthropology, that our present state of social turmoil will, in time, be naturally replaced by a new, benevolent moral order. But that is precisely Fukuyama's prediction, not merely his hope. A resurgence of grassroots goodness. A spontaneous regeneration of civic-mindedness. The dark days are almost behind us, he asserts. At a time when...

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