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Francis Fukuyama Talks To China About The Sorry State Of American Democracy

SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 19:  (CHINA OUT ) The Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy Francis Fuk
SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 19: (CHINA OUT ) The Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy Francis Fukuyama speaks at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, speaks at the Fudan University on December 19, 2010 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

In this premiere episode of a new Chinese Youku series produced by Guancha.cn, Shanghai scholar/entrepreneur Eric X. Li talks with political scientist Francis Fukuyama about his latest book: “Political Order and Political Decay.”

Francis Fukuyama is well known for the thesis of his seminal post-Cold War book, “The End of History and the Last Man,” which extolled the triumph of liberal democracy after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. In his new book, Fukuyama focuses on the dysfunction and decay of political systems, notably American democracy.

Here are three short video excerpts from the full hour-long discussion held recently in Shanghai.

U.S. Courts Have Too Much Policy-Making Power:

Post-Reagan, America Realized It Needed the State:

Marxism vs. Rising Inequality in China:

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