February 19, 2006

Wake Up, Neo.

Connor's probably going to make fun of me for that title, and for good reason, but this is definitely the article of the day.

Francis Fukuyama, the author of The End of History and the Last Man, renounces neoconservatism in the NYT Magazine. His article uses the case of the Iraq War to examine neoconservatism's claims and efforts.

Analysis to come.


  1. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Fukuyama had already recounced it, effectively, during a heated exchange with Charles Krauthammer last year and also in a NY Times Op/Ed piece in which he referred to the neo-cons in the third person.

    Obviously the Times will give him a platform. Look at Brent Scowcroft: here is a man the liberal press (probably correctly) abhorred for his realist views, until, that is, he started to attack neo-cons. Then he was quickly and favorably profiled in the New Yorker, the Times, and other places. Expect the same with Fukuyama. The same people who scewered him for the phrase 'end of history' will embrace him as a hero.

  2. Yeah, I agree. I think he's trying to save his reputation as a responsible intellectual. And yeah, he's been trying to distance himself from the neocons for awhile, but this article is basically an encapsulation of a forthcoming book that I guess finalizes everything.