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Valuing the Deep State Part II: The Origin of States

Valuing the Deep State Part II: The Origin of States

This is the second article in a series on bureaucratic autonomy; the first installment can be found here. My dissatisfaction with existing theories of political development in the early 2000s eventually led to the publication of my two volume series, The Origins of Political Order (2011) and Political Order and

Francis Fukuyama
Chief Twit Elon Musk

Chief Twit Elon Musk

Elon Musk claims that he wants to promote free speech on Twitter. But what happens when Egypt or India demands the takedown of certain content critical of their government?

Francis Fukuyama
January 6 and Ukraine

January 6 and Ukraine

I haven’t posted to this blog for a while due to an extraordinarily heavy travel schedule related to Liberalism and Its Discontents [https://www.amazon.com/Liberalism-Its-Discontents-Francis-Fukuyama/dp/0374606714/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=] , but the book promotion phase is largely over now and the

Francis Fukuyama
Systemic Errors

Systemic Errors

Over the past few weeks, we have been treated to two major examples of disastrous decision-making by authoritarian great powers. The first was, clearly, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which to date has killed tens of thousands of innocent Ukrainian civilians. The cost to Russia has been enormous as well,

Francis Fukuyama
Ukraine’s Economic War

Ukraine’s Economic War

Since my relatively optimistic post of March 10, nothing has happened that fundamentally contradicts the analysis. Media coverage of the war has began to acknowledge the significant gains made by Ukrainian forces a week ago, and now the Russians are clearly pulling out from the area around Kyiv. You don’

Francis Fukuyama
How to Think about Climate Policy

How to Think about Climate Policy

Conservative attitudes on climate change are shifting, but both parties are in a rut when it comes to optimizing public policy for cleaner energy. Francis Fukuyama's latest.

Francis Fukuyama
January 6

January 6

Trump has left a poisonous legacy in American politics, writes Francis Fukuyama in his latest blog post. Is Trump the individual or Trump the movement the bigger danger?

Francis Fukuyama
Good Riddance to Crypto, or How Everything is Related to Everything Else

Good Riddance to Crypto, or How Everything is Related to Everything Else

In his latest blog post, Francis Fukuyama looks at crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried and how monetary expansion has fueled the rise of cryptocurrencies.

Francis Fukuyama