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 Amazon.com.)

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 is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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