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  • Threats To Fukuyama's Regard To Democracy
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    To hope for the end of history is human. To expect it to happen is unrealistic. To plan for it is disastrous. (Huntington, 43) These are the closing sentences in Samuel Huntington's critical response to Francis Fukuyama's essay on the end of history. The theory of endism, hypothesized by Fukuyama, is not convincing because he over looks the challenges presented, ignores the proceedings in much of the world and doesn t account for natural human tendencies. To begin with, a clear definition of wha...
  • Least Serious Competitor To Liberal Democracy
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    THE PRIMACY OF CULTURE By Francis Fukuyama Democracy's Future -Francis Fukuyama argues that for any new ideology or political trend to emerge that rival those of liberal democracy, it requires the precursor of developments at the level of civic society and culture. Accordingly, he sees the only civic society, and culture that seems poised to do so is Asia. Fukuyama bases his judgment on the claim that for the consolidation of democracy, there must exist four levels of change: On the first level ...
  • Leading To A Liberal Democracy
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    History The Future of Freedom In his book, The Future of Freedom, Fareed Zakaria writes that we must make democracy safe for the world. The American democracy sets the standard around the world for liberal democracies, but transitions across for other countries across the world toward a liberal democracy is often difficult and with poor decision making, close to impossible. Liberal democracies are the systems in which people choose their government and live in an environment of freedom. In Zakar...
  • Western Liberal Democracy
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    Chomsky is one of the most astute and notorious outspoken critic of liberal democracy that is promoted by the guardians of the world order or simply the western world. He especially direct his criticisms towards the United States and the United Kingdom who seek to establish democracy all over the world in order to have some sort of control over the people either for political or material reasons. Hence Chomsky sees this campaign to establish democracy as a tool of oppression instead of a means o...
  • Democracy And Liberalism
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    Americans seem to have lost any sense whatsoever of what liberalism means and what it strives to insure. Liberals have insisted that tyranny can only be combated by the multiplication and fragmentation of power. A free society is one in which there are various centers of power, various positions from which people have the ability to influence decisions. That's the whole point behind creating three branches of government, the vaunted "separation of powers". Liberalism aims to insure peace and pre...
  • Ideological Foundation For Asian Style Democracies
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    The Singapore government has captured the imagination of the West, having been described as authoritarian and undemocratic, yet enjoying a baffling run of economic success generally achieved by free, democratic, capitalist states. Its success has lent justification to the formation of the Singapore School that championed a separate Asian-style democracy that eschews some of the accepted features of liberal democracy in favour of greater state control. This has divided critics over the legitimacy...
  • Socioeconomic Needs Of Liberal Democracy
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    America's Mission America's Mission, America's Mission Essay, Research Paper America's Mission, as stated exhaustively by author Tony Smith was and is to promote and foster liberal democracy throughout the world. Smith contends that US foreign policy in the latter half of this century was dominated by liberal internationalism or Wilsonianism. Smith begins his analysis by explaining Wilson's vision of American; describing America's ideals of liberalism and its history implementing those ideals. A...

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