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  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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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). -...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.”...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. June 4, 2011

    Correction: Francis Fukuyama

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

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. January 21, 2009

    Paulson takes new job

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

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