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The Missing Beat: Ideas

Konner, Joan

An idea has swept across the pages of recent news reports, and what an enriching addition to the daily fare of facts and opinion. The idea comes from Francis Fukuyama, a State Department official, in an essay called "The End of History?" It was published in the National Interest last summer, and it holds that the great ideological war of this century, the war of ideas between communism and democracy, has been won by Western liberal democracy. Therefore, he writes, history, as Hegel defined it, is over.

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November 5, 2015

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