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Francis Fukuyama

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Francis Yoshihiro Fukuyama (; born October 27, 1952) is an American political scientist, political economist, international relations scholar 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 political struggle and become the final form of human government, an assessment met with criticisms. In his subsequent book Trust: Social Virtues and Creation of Prosperity (1995), he 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 2,196,779 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 59 in 2019). Francis Fukuyama is the 4th most popular political scientist (up from 6th in 2019), the 548th most popular biography from United States (up from 690th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Political Scientist.

Fukuyama is most famous for his book The End of History and the Last Man, which argues that Western liberal democracy is the final form of human government.

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Among political scientists, Francis Fukuyama ranks 4 out of 29Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Samuel P. Huntington, and Étienne de La Boétie. After him are Harold Lasswell, Georg Jellinek, Hans Morgenthau, Christian Lous Lange, Benedict Anderson, Ralf Dahrendorf, Robert A. Dahl, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1952, Francis Fukuyama ranks 16Before him are Vajiralongkorn, Mickey Rourke, Nelson Piquet, Robert Zemeckis, Sylvia Kristel, and Jostein Gaarder. After him are Roger Milla, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emomali Rahmon, Anneliese Michel, Gary Moore, and Salome Zourabichvili.

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Among people born in United States, Francis Fukuyama ranks 548 out of 18,182Before him are John Howard Northrop (1891), T. S. Eliot (1888), James E. Webb (1906), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Jerry Lewis (1926), and Anthony Perkins (1932). After him are James Caan (1940), Margaret Keane (1927), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Thorstein Veblen (1857), and Joseph Barbera (1911).


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), John Mearsheimer (1947), William Graham Sumner (1840), Norman Finkelstein (1953), Robert Keohane (1941), and Graham Allison (1940).

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