Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama

Author of The End of History and the Last Man

Francis was born October 27, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. His predecessor, a generation of his grandfather, a Russo-Japanese war 1905 immigrant, entered the U.S. and opened a grocery store before being held in a concentration camp during the Second World War.

Francis' father, Yoshio Fukuyama, worked for the United Church of Christ, an organization of Catholic Christians. Yoshio completed his doctorate in social studies from the University of Chicago and worked teaching religious books.

Her mother, Toshiko Kawata Fukuyama, is a Japanese from Tokyo; she is the daughter of Shiro Kawata, who founded the Faculty of Economics up at Kyoto University.

Francis was the only child of the house; he grew up in a Manhattan neighborhood where he couldn't speak Japanese.


1974, Francis received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Literature from Cornell University.

Later, he enrolled in comparative literature at the University of Literature. During his stay in Paris, he studied with Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida.

1979 Participated in the Brain Warehouse Group organized by the RAND Corporation.

1981, received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard with a thesis on the Soviet Union and the Middle East.

After graduating, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Middle East expert.

1987, together with Andrzej Korbonski, wrote the book The Soviet Union and the Third World: The Last Three Decades.

1992 wrote a book The End of History and the Last Man, in which he claimed that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Western system of liberal democracy was not only a victorious concept, but also the highest and final form of development of the concept of governing political science.

1995 Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity

In 1996, he was named George Mason University's Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy.

2001, took over as a professor at the John Heapkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. C.

2005 co-founded the book magazine The American Interest

2012 received a research grant from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI).

2020 is one of the editorials to the book magazine American Purpose to promote liberal Democrat ideas.

Francis is seen as a neocon; he supported President Clinton's Iraq landslide in Operation Desert Fox, 1998, to overthrow President Saddam Hussein in 2003 and supported the invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 incident.

But later in the 2008 election, Francis switched to support Barack Obama, claiming that the outcome of Bush's war was disastrous and unnecessary war.

Francis' personal life, but jobs with Laura (Laura Holmgren) and later has three children together.


The End of History and the Last Man, 1992Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity, 1995The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstration of Social Order, 1999Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, 2002State-Building: Governance and the World Order in the 21st Century, 2004 The Origins of Political Order: From the Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, 2011Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, 2011America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy, 2006Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, 2018Liberalism and Its Discontents, 2022

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