Francis Fukuyama

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Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (, Japanese: [ɸɯ̥kɯꜜjama]; born October 27, 1952) is an American political scientist, political economist, and writer of Japanese descent. 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 1,668,906 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Francis Fukuyama is the 6th most popular political scientist (down from 4th in 2019), the 690th most popular biography from United States (down from 539th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 6 out of 29Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Samuel P. Huntington, Étienne de La Boétie, Harold Lasswell, and Hans Morgenthau. After him are Ralf Dahrendorf, Benedict Anderson, Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1952, Francis Fukuyama ranks 17Before him are Mickey Rourke, Jostein Gaarder, Robert Zemeckis, Sylvia Kristel, Gary Moore, and Nelson Piquet. After him are John Goodman, Roger Milla, Anneliese Michel, Sammo Hung, Jeff Goldblum, and Oleg Blokhin.

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Among people born in United States, Francis Fukuyama ranks 690 out of 15,968Before him are Gene Wilder (1933), Robert Nozick (1938), Theodore William Richards (1868), Billy Graham (1918), Jonas Salk (1914), and H. H. Holmes (1861). After him are John Goodman (1952), Robert Altman (1925), Dennis Tito (1940), Bill Evans (1929), Vincente Minnelli (1903), and Dashiell Hammett (1894).


Among political scientists born in United States, Francis Fukuyama ranks 3Before him are Samuel P. Huntington (1927) and Harold Lasswell (1902). After him are Robert A. Dahl (1915), Gene Sharp (1928), Joseph Nye (1937), Robert D. Putnam (1941), John Mearsheimer (1947), William Graham Sumner (1840), Robert Keohane (1941), Norman Finkelstein (1953), and Graham Allison (1940).

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