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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Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. His speech, delivered a year after the start of the Iraqi invasion, treated the overthrow as an unqualified success.

Very informative read about the topic with interesting ideas and opinions. Worth a read from one of the greatest experts on geopolitics today. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I enjoyed this book, but it’s pretty dense going if you’re not used to books about political theory.

English Choose a language for shopping. 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.

Get to Know Us. In essence, the A-political Last Man whom triumphed over the “Evil Empire” in the former Eastern bloc, has been hoist by his own pertard. Being the lone arbiter of the future of our planet brings even more responsibility as the author writes; “The hegemon has to be not just well-intentioned but also prudent and smart in its exercise of power” Even staunch fans of Bush might blanch at the prospect of the opposition party having the power to reshape nations at their whim.

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His call for realistic Wilsonianism’.

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

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This book takes us to that truth showing itself at that time.

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

This shift is, he thinks, normal and will prove self-correcting, given the intrinsic human need for social norms and rules. It also is prescient in its discussion around how this has negatively affected the world particularly the middle east lack of tolerance for US intervention.

Crosroads this book he ametica a fascinating and, I think, accurate anatomy of the origins and principles of neo-conservative thinking. Preview — America at the Crossroads by Francis Fukuyama.

Fukuyama makes clear that the real U. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. View all 3 comments. This is a very well written book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Works by Francis Fukuyama. That alone is worth the price. Views Read Edit View history. Fukuyama writes, “The fact that the United States granted itself a right that it would deny other countries is based [ Chapter 7 begins with these words: I did not understand it when I read it, and if I re-read the book, I still would amerifa not understand.


It is a hard-headed work that complements a large literature–and is one that neocons in the Bush administration should have taken seriously.

Crossroads is an amazingly insightful, intelligent and readable book. Huntington and Harvey C. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Apr 25, Doug rated it it was ok Shelves: Political Order and Political Decay: His summary of “neoconservatism”, and the 2nd Bush administration’s arrogant abandonment of the doctrine fhe allows Fukuyama to illustrate different strains within the same movement and distance himself from people like Paul “Iraq will crossrads its own reconstruction” Wolfowitz. Write a customer review. Fukuuama the course of doing this he provides a devastating critique of the current administration’s strategic doctrine of preventive war as described in both the National Security Strategy of the United States NSS of and Fukuyama is comfortable on both sides of the theory-praxis divide, and that I think makes it possible for him to merge two seemingly contentious positions, realism and Wilsonianism.

Perhaps this makes his backflip away from mainline neocon thought understandable, but it doesn’t make it any more forgivable.