Sunday, 9 January 2011

Speaking of Fukuyama -

- which I was in my previous post; when I was checking to see what he actually said about the end of history, I found this. Fukuyama says, of his initial article on the subject, ‘I argued that a remarkable consensus concerning the legitimacy of liberal democracy as a system of government had emerged throughout the world over the past few years, as it conquered rival ideologies like hereditary monarchy, fascism, and most recently communism.’

Excuse me? Hereditary monarchy is not an 'ideology' to be mentioned in the same breath as fascism and communism as something that needs to be  ‘conquered', and is not a 'rival' to liberal democracy. The two can coexist quite happily,
thank you. 

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