Fukuyama – the prophet

The read of the week: an essay on why Francis Fukuyama is still so widely misunderstood and the high level of accuracy his predictions had, including the rise of Donald Trump…25 years ago.

An appetizer:
“The spread of egalitarian values that went along with secular democratic politics would open up spaces of severe resentment – especially, we might now postulate, among those who had lost their traditional places at the top of social hierarchies, and felt cheated of the recognition that they believed they were owed.”

Fukuyama predicted that such restlessness and resentment would eventually need a political outlet – and when it came, it would be explosive.

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