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Monday, February 27, 2006

Fukuyama Renounces Neoconservativism 

Francis "End of History" Fukuyama says that the neoconservative ideology has failed and should be relegated to the dustbin of history. Here's The Scotsman:

NEOCONSERVATISM has failed the United States and needs to be replaced by a more realistic foreign policy agenda, according to one of its prime architects.

Francis Fukuyama, who wrote the best-selling book The End of History and was a member of the neoconservative project, now says that, both as a political symbol and a body of thought, it has "evolved into something I can no longer support". He says it should be discarded on to history's pile of discredited ideologies.

In an extract from his forthcoming book, America at the Crossroads, Mr Fukuyama declares that the doctrine "is now in shambles" and that its failure has demonstrated "the danger of good intentions carried to extremes".

I think this Fukuyama thing is bigger than O'Reilly's statement against the Iraq War which was kind of moronic and bigger than William F. Buckley Jr.'s statement which was kind of unsurprising.

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