Thursday, April 05, 2007

Francis Fukuyama - still lost after 911

Someone please tell me why Francis is STILL considered so smart? I thought his "End of History" tome was a bucket of FOD when it came out and he continues not to get the big, medium or little picture.
I believe that the European Union more accurately reflects what the world will look like at the end of history than the contemporary United States. The EU's attempt to transcend sovereignty and traditional power politics by establishing a transnational rule of law is much more in line with a "post-historical" world than the Americans' continuing belief in God, national sovereignty, and their military.
He has little understanding of the importance of Islam to, oh, 20% or more of the planet, the strong nationalism of Asia - or of Classical Liberalism and Freedom. Another brilliant idiot.

The EU is many things - but freedom from Strasbourg is not one of them. If the EU as it stands now is the future then you might as well not have one. They cannot replace their population. They lose more of their freedom every year to an unaccountable bureaucracy - and are destined for a long period of religious conflict. On top of all that - many Europeans do not like the creature he so much like s- and there never will be an "End of History." That Snake Oil is way past its sell-by date.

As for the U.S., our problem is that our economy is too strong and too many people want to come here to be like us.

Francis, I non-concur. Then again, you were published in The Guardian. Go figure.

No God. No national sovereignty. No military to defend the rights of citizens. Adolf, Mao, and Josef would love that model.

Hat tip Mark Steyn.

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