Tag Archives: the end of history

Origin of the U.S.- South Korea Alliance

The U.S. military was involved in Korea before the founding of the ROK itself, and was instrumental in shaping the early ROK government. After the Pacific War against Japan, the United States took control over the southern half of the … Continue reading

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Is Westphalia just a moment- The Impermanence of the Nation State

As I mentioned in another post, I have been reading Francis Fukuyama’s book The End of History.  In the book he makes the case that modern liberal democracy is the end stage of human society.  It is very well written, and … Continue reading

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Hegel, Hobbes and Fukuyama- The First Man

This summer I have been reading Francis Fukuyama’s book The End of History.  It’s very interesting, even though I disagree with the main idea behind it.  The idea that history can end, and that we are somehow at the pinnacle strikes … Continue reading

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