Francis Fukuyama

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Francis Fukuyama

Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (, Japanese: [ɸɯ̥kɯꜜjama]; born October 27, 1952) is an American political scientist, political economist, and writer. Fukuyama is known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992), which argues that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free-market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. However, his subsequent book Trust: Social Virtues and Creation of Prosperity (1995) modified his earlier position to acknowledge that culture cannot be cleanly separated from economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Fukuyama has received more than 1,410,356 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular political scientist.

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Among political scientists, Francis Fukuyama ranks 4 out of 26Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Samuel P. Huntington, and Étienne de La Boétie. After him are Harold Lasswell, Hans Morgenthau, Benedict Anderson, Ralf Dahrendorf, Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, and Gene Sharp.

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Among people born in 1952, Francis Fukuyama ranks 15Before him are Roberto Benigni, Mickey Rourke, Jostein Gaarder, Christopher Reeve, Robert Zemeckis, and Nelson Piquet. After him are Gary Moore, Roger Milla, Sylvia Kristel, John Goodman, Arkan, and Douglas Adams.

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Among people born in United States, Francis Fukuyama ranks 539 out of 12,171Before him are Jack Kilby (1923), George Eastman (1854), Goldie Hawn (1945), Ellen G. White (1827), Willis Lamb (1913), and Richard Kiel (1939). After him are Lana Turner (1921), Carl Barks (1901), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Jodie Foster (1962), Alice Cooper (1948), and Emily Greene Balch (1867).


Among political scientists born in United States, Francis Fukuyama ranks 2Before him are Samuel P. Huntington (1927). After him are Harold Lasswell (1902), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Gene Sharp (1928), Joseph Nye (1937), Robert D. Putnam (1941), Norman Finkelstein (1953), William Graham Sumner (1840), John Mearsheimer (1947), and Robert Keohane (1941).

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