Video: Interview With Political Theorist Francis Fukuyama on “End of History” and Break With Neocons

On Tuesday conservative political theorist and Stanford professor Francis Fukuyama was on KQED’s Forum radio program, discussing his new book “The Origins of Political Order.” (Read the first 10 pages at

After his radio appearance, we chatted with him in the KQED green room about democracy, capitalism, his break with the neoconservatives over the Iraq War, and his famous essay “The End of History.”

Part 1: On The End of History and the potential disconnection between democracy and capitalism

Part 2: On his break with the Bush administration and neoconservatives over Iraq, raising taxes on the rich, and culpability for the Democrats’ last election disaster

You can listen to the entire Forum segment below:


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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