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Was it only 20 years or so ago that Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the end of history'? Fukuyama may have one of the biggest brains on the planet, but he was spectacularly wrong about the idea that Western-style democracy was about to sweep the world...
Whether you consider progress real or wishful thinking depends on how you measure it, not just short term versus long term but ideas versus appearances. June 26, 2014 Progress is often hard to reconcile with current events. International aggression,
Photo by The Guardian American political scientist and economist Francis Fukuyama shares his views on the geopolitical implications of the Ukraine crisis, in an interview for Deutsche Welle. The Cold War was a global struggle, and it was a struggle
The 25th anniversary of the protests in Tiananmen Square on June 4 passed largely unnoticed in China. This dismal indifference to an awful atrocity should be blamed as much on a rising, self-absorbed middle class as state censorship. But this wasn't
PhD candidate in Communication at University of Technology, Sydney The London Underground provides the setting for Capital. Chris Jones If you had to argue for the merits of one Australian book, one piece of writing, what would it be? Welcome back to
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March 2014 The left must move from sharing spoils to shared control of the economy if they are to clear a path towards the future. We publish the afterword to the free e-book Democratic Wealth: Building a Citizens' Economy , published today by
The images show, inmates are shackled together while working and eating, five on one chain, with just nine feet between them. Houston said, he was left with the impression that the chain gangs working together were similar to the days of slavery. "
A little more than three decades ago, Francis Fukuyama made a very big name for himself by predicting that liberal democracy would sweep the planet. Simply put, in a world freed of the divisive ideology of the Cold War, in which capitalism reigned
Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and Owen Jones, of the People's Assembly Against Austerity, photographed in London this week At the Old Black Lion in Northampton, mild is on tap and revolution is in the air. The pub is the weekly