Francis Fukuyama on the Modern State

Where did the modern state come from? What makes it different from the Republics of Classical Greece and Rome? In the video below, the latest episode of The American Mind, Charles Kesler and Francis Fukuyama discuss the nature and origins of the modern nation-state. Mr. Fukuyama’s latest book is, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. It’s the second volume of Fukuyama’s history of the modern state. The first volume is Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution. Anyone diving into this subject should also check out, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes and Race in Human History by Nicholas Wade.

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