Fukuyama er stadig venstresnoet, men det har været værre. Fra TVO 26. marts 2012:
America: The Land of the Future?
Once hailed as the land of the future. The leader of the Western World. Today’s America looks like it has lost its edge. Is the United States in terminal decline, or will it remain an indispensable power? Robert Kagan, Francis Fukuyama and Walter Russell Mead answer the question: Is the United States declining as a global power?
Foreign Affairs LIVE: The Future of History with Francis Fukuyama
On March 22, Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose led a conversation with renowned political scientist and author Francis Fukuyama on themes from his decades of research and writing, and the conclusions he drew in a recent contribution to Foreign Affairs, The Future of History.
Watch them discuss the history and future of liberal democracy and the factors–from technology and biomedicine to popular uprisings in the East and socioeconomic disparity–that will determine the arc of humanity.
Spiegel Interview with Francis Fukuyama
February 1, 2012
‘Where Is the Uprising from the Left?’
Political scientist Francis Fukuyama was once the darling of American neo-conservatives. In a Spiegel interview, the author of “The End of History” explains why he now believes that the excesses of capitalism are a threat to democracy and asks why there is no “Tea Party on the left.”
Spiegel: Professor Fukuyama, you are best known for your essay “The End of History,” in which you declared that, after the demise of the Soviet Union, liberal democracy had emerged as the triumphant global model. Now, your latest research claims that the flaws of capitalism and globalization could endanger this democratic model. How do you explain this shift?
Fukuyama: Capitalism is the wrong word to use here, because there is not a viable alternative to capitalism. What we are really talking about is just economic growth and the development of modern economic societies. A combination of factors is beginning to challenge their progress in the United States. We have had a lot of technological change that substituted for low-skill labor and made many people in Western democracies lose their jobs.
Mere HER i Der Spiegel. Mangler arabere værdighed og respekt? De kunne jo starte med at respektere kvinder, kristne og andre grupper, der lider under islam. Problemet er dem selv:
The Drive for Dignity
It’s hard power that often makes the headlines. But never underestimate the strength of the simple desire for respect.
By Francis Fukuyama | January 12, 2012
The legend now has it that the Arab Spring was kicked off in early 2011 when a Tunisian vegetable seller, Mohamed Bouazizi, had his fruit cart confiscated by the police. Slapped and insulted by a policewoman, he went to complain but was repeatedly ignored. His despairing response — to set himself on fire — struck an enormous chord across the Arab world.
What was it about this act that provoked such a response? The basic issue was one of dignity, or the lack thereof, the feeling of worth or self-esteem that all of us seek. But dignity is not felt unless it is recognized by other people; it is an inherently social and, indeed, political phenomenon. The Tunisian police were treating Bouazizi as a nonperson, someone not worthy of the basic courtesy of a reply or explanation when the government took away his modest means of livelihood. It was what Ralph Ellison described as the situation of a black man in early 20th-century America, an Invisible Man not seen as a full human being by white people.
Mere HER i Foreign Policy. I en af videoerne refereres der til det berømte essay af Francis Fukuyama fra 1989. Det kan læses i sin helhed hos Wes Jones: