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    • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    • Written by: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot possibly retain the info... waste of $$

    • By Nick on 2019-05-02

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Political Order and Political Decay

    • From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
    • Written by: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 24 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Fukuyama examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep and interesting

    • By Hash on 2018-06-30

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • Identity

    • The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
    • Written by: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people”, who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.

    • The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
    • Written by: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 2018-09-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The End of History and the Last Man

    • Written by: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic. 

    Price: CDN$ 37.53