Can’t wait for Fukuyama’s next book…

August 26, 2004 · 0 comments

End of History‘ in which you predict that the market will take over the role of mighty nations. 4 years later, after having looked to some planes crashing into skycrapers you write a new book entitled “State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century“.

Oh yes, Francis Fukuyama is a true visionair… they say (cynical). I guess everyone needs to earn a living.

Nation states, with their legitimate monopolies of force, will have to fill this vacuum. State building, as well as state-deconstructing, is something we will have to think seriously about in the post-Reagan era now unfolding.

Some countries carry “Pro Mundi Beneficio” in their National shield. Probably more appropriate than “L’union fait la force”. Not speaking of countries screaming
“I am the defender of the homeland, the enforcer of the sea, the port in the storm, the shield of freedom”…