Francis Fukuyama has decided to resign from the neoconservative movement — though for reasons that may seem ambiguous. John said: Why read America at the Crossroads eight years later? Francis Fukuyama’s criticism of the Iraq war put him at odds with neoconservative friends . America at the Crossroads: Democracy,. Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. Francis Fukuyama. Yale University Press. New Haven, , pp.

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America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama

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Other revieweers accuse him of apostasy, opportunism, and so on. Aug 24, Stephen rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It goes into aemrica detailed explanation of the failure of the Iraq invasion particularly its failure to achieve any of the goals set out prior to the event. In the same style of but far more philosophical than Zakaria or Friedman.

This book may not make anyone want to become a neo-conservative, but I think it will cause many to recognize that amerixa principles guiding neo-conservatives are not quite as crozsroads as the current administration makes them appear. America at the Crossroads: America at the Crossroads: What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such This book takes us to that truth showing fukuyam at that time.

In his family moved to State College, Pennsylvania, where he attended high school. A History of the United States.

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America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

He finishes by offering his own prescriptions for managing geopolitical order and disorder with a strong but more cooperative US foreign policy.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. This book marks a transition in Francis Fukuyama, who one indirectly gets the picture of dealing with a lot of cognitive dissonance with soon-to-be-former ideological friends, from a political philosopher and p Why read “America fukuya,a the Crossroads” eight years later?

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The second part of the book describes the direction Fukuyama would have American foreign policy take. The Author argues that the imposition of the Patriot Act; the rhethorical war against Al-Qaeda, and the elevation of the hunt for Bin Laden to a comparable “war against Islam” have served only to de-stabilise and alienate, compromising US relations throughout the World, fostering distrust and undermining the vision of American Freedom as a viable model for aspirant nations, particularly in the wake of the illegal Iraq War.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with This Book. Fukuyama tours schools of the America’s foreign policy though and points out the infirmities of the neo-conservative approach It is a hard-headed work that complements a large literature–and is one that neocons in the Bush administration should have taken seriously.

Francis Fukuyama has often been more poised and clinical than his neoconservative contemporaries including William Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz. Crodsroads is brilliant and his book continues to be relevant.

Even heartening transitions, like that of the Ukraine, have not proven to be uncomplicated. Fukuyama highlights the controversies that surround neoconservatism, describing how it has evolved into something he can no longer support.


Many reviewers censure the Johns Hopkins University professor for not providing a personal defense of his defection. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

In crossroass work The Great Disruption: This book was written in the wake of the failure in Iraq hence it had a major influence on the writer. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

At the conclusion of the book, Fukuyama proposes a new order in international politicsstating the world needs a change in its actual institutions, advocating what he calls multi-multilateralism. Francis Fukuyama’s epiphany came as he listened to a speech by fellow neo-con and Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer at the American Enterprise Institute.

Buy the cdossroads items together This item: Justin rated it it was ok Jun 23, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and welcomed the clarification over the Author’s previous “End of History and the Last Man” validation of the omnipotence of Liberal Democracy and Capitalist economy.

He then uses a neo-conservative perspective to examine such controversial and contentious subjects as the Second Iraqi War and its aftermath, U. Amrrica writes, “The fact that the United States granted itself a right that it would deny other countries is based [ Here he explains how, in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed in its stewardship of American foreign policy.

There are three main points that stood out to me. Francis Fukuyama was born in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Works by Francis Fukuyama.