Interview with Francis Fukuyama

We start with the news of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest, which has just broken. “Isn’t that an amazing story?” Fukuyama says. “Even if it was an entrapment of some sort, the way he responded, if it’s even remotely true, it’s just unbelievable.” The food arrives quickly and I tuck into my excellent lamb while Fukuyama eats slowly as he thinks about his answers. (Later on he still has food in front of him long after I have finished but waves away the waiters who want to remove it.) Fukuyama is best known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992) in which he stated that liberal democracy was the only way to run a modern state. I get the impression that his support for democracy is now much more conditional than he thought then. [Source]

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