Essay about The War Was The End Of History

1056 Words Oct 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Per Fukyama’s end of history thesis; history is essentially driven by ideological conflict. Fukyama argues that history ends when ideological conflicts subsides, and when that occurs; we will have reached the uppermost point of development. For Fukyama, democracy would be victorious over all other methods of government because the ordinary yearning for amity and well-being set countries on a path to progress from which it was unbearable to distract. If a state—even a Communist state—wanted to relish the utmost wealth conceivable, it would have to grip some of the measure of capitalism. Additionally, since the creation of wealth depends on the security of private property, the protection for individual rights would be greater. Fukyama also argues that the cold war was the end of history. It was the moment when liberalism has outdone its last peripheral challenger communism. For Fukyama, liberalism has no contender. There is no emerging antithesis to liberalism; and as a result, there is no longer any ideological conflict. Liberalism is essentially the only remaining ideology, and the rest of history is just about instituting liberalism, particularly in less developed countries. There is no contest to liberalism, or something that can challenge liberalism. Nevertheless, that may be far from the truth. I would have to disagree with Fukyama and argue that we are living in post-historical times, when ideological conflict is not over, but instead it have a future.
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