Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Preface and Part I, Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* In the Preface, Fukuyama discusses the assumption that the modern political state evolved from tribal groups.
* Fukuyama references New Guinea as an example.
* Sometimes political systems decay.
* Fukuyama's intention is to go through pre-history and through to the French Revolution in his examination on modern political organizations.
Part I, Chapters 3-5 Abstract
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