Francis Fukuyama End Of History Analysis

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13. Do you think the occurrence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks or the rise of Islamic fundamentalism weakens Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of History’ thesis? Why or why not. Discuss. Seow Ming Liang A0094724Y Tutorial Group D8 1815 words In the summer of 1989, a few years before the end of the Cold War, American political scientist Dr Francis Fukuyama published his widely discussed essay titled the “The End of History”. The core argument of his essay was that the end of the Cold War will also mark “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government” . Fukuyama’s essay, which was later expanded into the book titled “The End of History and the Last Man”, sparked off a furious debate with critics labelling him as being presumptuous , overgeneralising and neglecting of other non-Western cultures. Since the publication of Fukuyama’s essay, the world witnessed numerous large-scale terrorist attacks aimed at Western interests and their allies including, but not limited to, the dramatic collapse of the twin towers in New York, the attack on the London and Madrid transportation network and the bombing of the idyllic Indonesia beach resort of Bali. This is coupled with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Daesh, which has established a sizeable presence in several parts of the Muslim World, most notably in Iraq and Syria. The growing presence of

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