Francis Fukuyama | Critical Essay by George Lucas

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Francis Fukuyama.
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Critical Essay by George Lucas

SOURCE: “Francis Fukuyama,” in New Statesman, June 28, 1999, pp. 18-9.

In the following essay, Lucas discusses Fukuyama's burdensome reputation as a prognosticator and his concerns in The Great Disruption.

Beware beatification. Few things must disturb the soul more than sudden conscription as a global guru. A decade ago this was the fate of Francis Fukuyama, a US government Soviet foreign policy specialist who wrote an article, “The End of History?”, for fellow policy-makers. His piece predicted an end to competing ideologies, and no sooner did it hit the stands than Egon Krenz and other comrades began the demolition of communist eastern Europe. Suddenly Fukuyama had shot to planet-wide superstardom. He had, however bizarrely, defined his era.

But since then, fêted by heads of state, policy wonks and dinner-party hard-nut professionals...

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