Thursday, July 15, 2004
From Attaturk of Rising Hegemon: Francis Fukuyama, neocon social philosopher and O.G. of the PNAC, told Time this week that he's through with Bush, and that Donald Rumsfeld should resign:
The tension between [Fukuyama and the administration] came to a head prior to the invasion of Iraq. Fukuyama opposed the war.(Credit Avedon Carol with the assist.)
Fukuyama is still angry at the Bush administration since they refuse to admit to the mistakes they have made. Fukuyama had warned that after the war, Iraq would be dragged into an internal conflict and would export terror to the world.
Fukuyama said that because of those reasons he could not vote for Bush in the upcoming elections. He added that he has an important place among the right wing and could affect the outcome of the elections; however, he explained that he would not carry out any studies in that direction because he is not eager to fight with 'old friends'.
In his well-known work of political philosophy 'The End of History and the Last Man', Fukuyama argues that history is directional and that its endpoint is capitalist liberal democracy.