"We Are All Fukuyamans Now"
Except the president and the man who wants to succeed him as the Republican nominee. It's frustrating to have read Fukuyama's work and to find it almost universally misrepresented. The end of history did not mean the end of conflict. It meant the end of an over-arching ideology to rival market capitalism. Fukuyama was wrong to miss Islamism. But he isn't wrong to see Islamism as such a melange of nihilism, ressentiment, and violence that it has no chance at succeeding, even though it can do a huge amount of damage as it fails.