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Liberalism and Its Discontents. Francis Fukuyama. Profile Books.


Francis Fukuyama's Liberalism and Its Discontents presents itself as a wilfully circumspect volume by a leading political-intellectual figure on the world stage.

Fukuyama has much to be circumspect about. He charged onto the world stage in 1989, as a 34-year-old rising academic, with his famous essay "'The End of History?" in the informatively named journal The National Interest.