Few books have had such an influence as Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man from 1992: it profoundly shaped the way that many people in the West thought about the period that would follow the collapse of communism. But how should we think about current developments in the world – now that liberal triumphalism is buried, and the norms of liberal democracy are being challenged both at home and abroad? And what does Francis Fukuyama think about our current age – and his past prophecies? In her new book, which builds on a series of conversations with Fukuyama, Mathilde Fasting discusses issues like the quest for identity politics and what can make liberal democracy to thrive again.
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon and Mathilde Fasting have a conversation about her latest book.
Dr. Mathilde Fasting is an economist and economic historian who is a fellow at the Norwegian think tank Civita. She is the author of After the End of History: Conversations with Francis Fukuyama (Georgetown University Press, 2021).
This episode was recorded as a live webinar. Click here to watch this conversation on YouTube.