Michael Prowse

The Way Forward

State Building: Governance and World Order In The Twenty-First Century

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AMONG ACADEMICS AND journalists there is no shortage of self-styled ‘public intellectuals’ – thoughtful writers who hope to make big ideas accessible to a popular audience. But few perform this role more effectively than Francis Fukuyama, who first gained worldwide attention with his intriguing claim that the fall of Communism marked the ‘end of history’.

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