Michael Zantovsky At The World Affairs Daily: ‘Resumption: The Gears Of 1989’

Full essay here.

Zantovsky was with Vaclav Havel in Czechoslovakia when Communism collapsed.  Meandering but interesting.  He discusses Fukuyama’s End of History thesis a bit:

‘It is simply not the case, as Hegel thought, that “spirit . . . determines history absolutely, and it stands firm against the chance occurrences which it dominates and exploits for its own purpose.” History, to borrow a phrase from Adam Ferguson, is not a product of human design but of human action. The end of history is the death of the last man.’

Related On This Site:  Kagan’s new book “The Return Of History And The End Of Dreams“ seeks to challenge Fukuyama’s thinking…does it succeed?: Obama’s Decision On Missile Defense And A Quote From Robert Kagan’s: ‘The Return Of History And The End Of Dreams’

Stanley Kurtz suggested Fukuyama’s Hegelian influence is too much to bear:  From The Hoover Institution: Stanley Kurtz On Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington

Also:  From The American Interest Online: Francis Fukuyama On Samuel HuntingtonA Few Thoughts On Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts Of Liberty”

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