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Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of American Purpose.

Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow and director of the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy program at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Fukuyama’s most recent book is Liberalism and Its Discontents (2022), building off his American Purpose foundational article of the same name. His two-volume analysis of political order—The Origins of Political Order and Political Order and Political Decay—appeared in 2011 and 2014. Other books include Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (2018), Our Posthuman Future (2000), The Great Disruption (1999), and Trust (1995).

His book The End of History and the Last Man (1992) has appeared in over twenty foreign editions.

Articles and Events

Save Georgia's Democracy

Save Georgia's Democracy

Democracy in the Republic of Georgia is in imminent peril, and the United States and Europe must act quickly to save it. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama
On Public Service

On Public Service

Trump's hostility to public service–and those who serve–stands as a warning in the lead-up to elections. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama
Why Public Administration?

Why Public Administration?

Our professional bureaucracy is a bulwark against the potential incompetence and corruption of elected officials. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama
Seeking Authority Rather Than Authoritarians

Seeking Authority Rather Than Authoritarians

Proceduralism is crippling the U.S. government, but both Democrats and Republicans are fearful of the solution. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama
Honoring Navalny

Honoring Navalny

Francis Fukuyama on Alexei Navalny and how Americans can honor his legacy.

Francis Fukuyama
Liberal Practice: Rules for Speech on Campus

Liberal Practice: Rules for Speech on Campus

Attacks on free speech at universities are a serious issue, but government-led efforts to restrict free thought remain a larger concern. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama
Not a Serious Country

Not a Serious Country

American foreign policy has fallen prey to domestic politics with devastating results for the future world order. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama
What's Wrong with Liberalism: Theory

What's Wrong with Liberalism: Theory

The shift from classical liberalism into "woke" liberalism isn't inevitable–and can be reversed. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama