Francis Fukuyama has decided to resign from the neoconservative movement — though for reasons that may seem ambiguous. John said: Why read America at the Crossroads eight years later? Francis Fukuyama’s criticism of the Iraq war put him at odds with neoconservative friends . America at the Crossroads: Democracy,. Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. Francis Fukuyama. Yale University Press. New Haven, , pp.

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Preview — America at the Crossroads by Francis Fukuyama. He also takes a lot of administrative and political decisions at face value, and doesn’t think much about the complex motives of those in charge. He earned his Ph.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment. But this is a work from a leading intellectual that must be confronted and taken seriously. Jul 31, Jonathan Lu rated it liked it. But Fukuyama explains a lot of political history, including the concepts of American Exceptionalism, global presence, and global force projection that continue to underly our foreign polices.

He has written a number of other books, among them Trust: Any challenge worth having is ongoing or chronic: Apr 25, Doug rated it it was ok Shelves: In his family moved to State College, Pennsylvania, where he attended high school.

From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution. His call for realistic Wilsonianism’. He also offers some fresh approaches to the understanding of Islamic extremism. Fukuyama has 3 good ideas for books, but this less than page adaptation of a lecture series failed to live up to the author’s ability. That is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.

This is a recommended read for anyone whom wishes to gain an inside view of the Neo-Conservative docrine and how it’s administration has created an inherently poisonus and short-termist view, based upon pre-supposed American moral superiority versus the rest.


Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Set up a giveaway. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Apr 13, Phil rated it liked it. Their idea that a democracy could be installed in Iraq thus magically making a dictatorship into a liberal democracy was flawed, because what Strauss and others believe by the word “regime” is far deeper to society than simply the cast of characters in power; it’s a societal mindset, and as such, it’s very difficult to change regimes.

gukuyama No trivia or quizzes yet. Fukuyama is fun to be around, but in this book at least he comes across as someone who sees some serious problems and has not time for humor or irony. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In light of everything that has subsequently transpired Fukuyama was arguably right, but at the time Krauthammer was widely perceived to have won the fight.

Straight and with no spin.

Crossorads and Harvey C. The book was written as a counterpoint to the “Bush Doctrine” or pre-emptive war; the “War on Terror”, and the circumnavigation of International institutions in favour of the construction of the fabled “Coalition of the Willing”.

Return to Book Page. Political Order and Political Decay: Fukuyama outlines fukyuama rationale for supporting the Bush administrationas well as where he believes it has gone wrong.

English Choose a language for shopping. This shift is, he thinks, normal and will prove self-correcting, given the intrinsic human need for social norms and rules.

America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Chapter 7 begins with these words: Paperbackpages. Less noticed in the uproar over his opposition to the war, is his rather effective argument that the UN confirms the neo-conservative distrust of international institutions and law.

It goes into a detailed explanation of the failure of the Iraq invasion particularly its failure to achieve any of the goals set out prior to the event. Review “Francis Fukuyama corssroads gives the most lucid and knowledgeable account of the neoconservative vision of America’s place and role in world affairs, and where it has overreached disastrously.


This book may not make anyone crossroads to become a neo-conservative, but I think it will cause many to recognize that the principles guiding neo-conservatives are not quite as lunatic as the current administration makes them appear. This book was written in the wake of the failure in Iraq wt it had a major influence on the writer.

Fukuyama makes clear that the real U. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama born amerlca October is an American philosopher, political economist, and author.

America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama

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He points out that preemptive war is vastly different from preventive war and that while the former makes a good deal of sense the latter does not. Jan 22, Mark Heyne rated it did not like it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This article about a book on politics of the United States is a stub. Human Nature and the Reconstruction of Social Orderhe explores the origins of social norms, and analyses the current disruptions in the fabric of our moral traditions, which he considers as arising from a shift from the manufacturing to the information age.

Fukuyama argues that the Iraq invasion was poorly planned and orchestrated, and that the George W. fkuuyama

This is a very well written book.