Francis Fukuyama

Liberalism and its Discontents
Oct 03, 2022  -  Aula Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam

History has not ended. In fact, it is entering yet another phase, where old forms and ideas clash with present realities. The John Adams Institute is excited to welcome Francis Fukuyama back to Amsterdam to discuss his findings in his newest book, Liberalism and Its Discontents.

In this rigorous and trim volume, Fukuyama returns to Liberalism, arguing that it cannot grow complacent. Liberalism—despite its flaws—appears to be the only system adaptable enough to accommodate the myriad challenges the future holds.

Today, caught up in the maelstrom of political ideologies and cultural realities, where can people take ideological and organizational refuge? How can we not only survive, but thrive together in a world whose present is dominated by immense challenges and an uncertain future? Fukuyama’s return to one of his most iconic topics is not only timely and insightful, but also cements his reputation as one of today’s most engaging thinkers.

Click below for the video of one of Fukuyama’s 2019 visit to the John Adams to discuss his book Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment.

Click here to read the introduction to Francis Fukuyama by Casper Thomas,

Moderator: Casper Thomas

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