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    1. November 28, 2014

      Best books of 2014: Economics

      Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit , by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber,...

    2. September 26, 2014

      Francis Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’

      Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy, by Francis Fukuyama,...

    1. July 24, 2014

      Europe needs a cold war lesson in deterrence

      Europe faces a realist moment. Nearly 25 years have passed since US President George HW Bush saw an opportunity for a new,...

    2. March 28, 2014

      Shrewd investors assess history’s threat to globalisation

      History, it appears, has restarted. Back in 1990, after the Berlin Wall fell, Francis Fukuyama famously prognosticated that...

    3. November 29, 2013

      Russell Brand, Ed Miliband and the search for a popular left

      At the Old Black Lion in Northampton, mild is on tap and revolution is in the air. The pub is the weekly meeting venue for...

    4. September 23, 2013

      China seeks to erase Bo Xilai influence

      A hint of a sneer flickered across the face of Bo Xilai as he stood handcuffed and flanked by two giant policemen while his...

    5. September 20, 2013

      How long can the Communist party survive in China?

      Tucked away between China’s top spy school and the ancient imperial summer palace in the west of Beijing lies the only place...

    6. June 7, 2013

      The end of seasons

      Last weekend I experienced an unfamiliar clothing trauma (I know, I shouldn’t admit it). Coming from New York, where it was...

    7. March 3, 2012

      Drones do not possess standard ‘see, sense and avoid’ tools

      From Mr Matt Andersson. Sir, Francis Fukuyama (“Why we all need a drone of our own”, February 25) makes a compelling case...

    8. February 24, 2012

      Why we all need a drone of our own

      For the past couple of months, I’ve been building myself a surveillance drone. My craft consists of a remotely controlled...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2012

      Pink pinks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: Downgrade the rating agencies I keep hearing...

    10. January 19, 2012

      Too Big to Fail undermines the free market faith

      Isn’t it strange? When the Berlin Wall fell and the Iron Curtain was raised, a historic competition appeared to have come to...

    11. December 30, 2011

      The march of democracy

      In 1989, Francis Fukuyama declared that democracy would eventually emerge as the universal form of human government. The...

    12. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2011

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - Tweeting survives the end of history as Francis Fukuyama signs up (his take on Europe here). -...

    13. The A-List

      December 7, 2011

      Video: The race for the Republican nomination is heating up

      Francis Fukuyama tells Alec Russell, the FT’s comment and analysis editor, that half of leading candidate Newt Gingrich’s...

    14. November 28, 2011

      It is states that delegate power

      From Mr Christopher Croft. Sir, Francis Fukuyama makes a crucial mistake early in his article “Oh for a democratic...

    15. November 25, 2011

      In defence of democratic politics

      “All those noisy and incoherent promises, the impossible demands, the hotchpotch of unfounded ideas and impractical plans.”...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 23, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: To the eurozone: advance or risk ruin Investors...

    17. November 22, 2011

      Oh for a democratic dictatorship and not a vetocracy

      The failure of the congressional supercommittee to reach a deal on the budget is a sad reflection of the polarisation in the...

    18. October 21, 2011

      History isn’t a thing of the past

      On Tuesday, the TV historian Bettany Hughes delivered the Royal Television Society’s Huw Wheldon Lecture under the title...

    19. September 27, 2011

      Is radical innovation a thing of the past?

      It is a rash commentator who calls the end of history. Such declarations, as Francis Fukuyama discovered, tend to be made on...

    20. August 23, 2011

      Why western ways are still winning

      Ideas are inferior to pop songs in one respect: they have no top 40 charts. If they did, the hit single to top the charts...

    21. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: From Italy to the US, utopia vs reality In the...

    22. The A-List

      June 10, 2011

      Welcome to the A-list

      The A-list … an exciting new comment section featuring agenda-setting commentary on global finance, economics and...

    23. The A-List

      June 9, 2011

      Francis Fukuyama

      Francis Fukuyama is a senior fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute and best-selling author of ‘The End of History...

    24. June 4, 2011

      History is not the only survivor

      From Dr Christos Proukakis. Sir, If a natural scientist had proposed an ideologically driven data interpretation which was...

    25. June 4, 2011

      Correction: Francis Fukuyama

      ● Francis Fukuyama did not attend University of Chicago, as wrongly suggested in an article on May 28....

    26. May 27, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Francis Fukuyama

      Francis Fukuyama is late. We have agreed to meet at Roast, a quintessentially English restaurant in Borough Market, just...

    27. April 29, 2011

      The Origins of Political Order

      The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, by Francis Fukuyama, Profile, RRP£25, 608...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Glencore’s debt to China’s women Simon Murray is a...

    29. April 27, 2011

      Trump bid reveals myth of the CEO president

      The rumoured bid of Donald Trump as a Republican candidate for US president may seem more implausible than most candidates...

    30. January 21, 2011

      Democracy is a better school for leaders than bureaucracy

      From Mr Michael Williams. Sir, Francis Fukuyama’s article “Democracy in America has less than ever to teach China” (January...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 18, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Francis Fukuyama: US democracy has little to teach China What is...

    32. January 17, 2011

      US democracy has little to teach China

      The first decade of the 21-century has seen a dramatic reversal of fortune in the relative prestige of different political...

    33. January 6, 2011

      End may be nigh for western history

      From Mr M. Dury. Sir, How illuminating to see a novel historical analogy used to map force fields of the present day...

    34. March 9, 2010

      A social vision for the world after socialism

      The late Michael Foot would periodically claim, always wrongly, that the time was ripe for socialism. Ironically, it may now...

    35. March 8, 2010

      A social vision for the world after socialism

      The late Michael Foot would periodically claim, always wrongly, that the time was ripe for socialism. Ironically, it may now...

    36. August 17, 2009

      The Red Flag

      A Lenin banner is removed after celebrations in Red Square in 1980 The Red Flag: Communism and the Making of the Modern...

    37. January 29, 2009

      Economic interpretations of the modern Mann

      From Mr Camillo von Mueller. Sir, Further to Sharon Footerman’s letter (January 28): Thomas Mann’s Nobel prizewinning novel...

    38. January 22, 2009

      Paulson's move

      Hank Paulson (below) has accepted a position at Johns Hopkins University as his first job since stepping down as Treasury...

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