Thursday, August 16, 2012

History Begins Again?

When Francis Fukuyama wrote his famous The End of History, he was talking about how the spread of democratic governance in the world represented the culmination of human history and achievements.  But the spread of democratic governance has not always been smooth and uni-directional.  Soon after the end of WWI, the newly independent Eastern European states were established as democracies.  By the eve of WWII, all but Czechoslovakia became dictatorships.  Now the grand strategist Charles Hill is suggesting that the world may see a new wave of the reversal of democratic progress.

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