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To hope for the end of history is human To expect it to happen is unrealistic To plan for it is disastrous Huntington 43 These are the closing sentences in Samuel Huntingtons critical response to Francis Fukuyamas essay on the end of history The theory of endism hypothesized by Fukuyama is not convincing because he over looks the challenges presented ignores the proceedings in much of the world and doesnt account for natural human tendencies To begin with a clear definition of what Francis Fukuyama means with the ambiguous phrase the end of history is needed In his own word it entails the end point of mans ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government Fukuyama 6 So history as we read it from text books and newspapers will cease to continue as society reaches its progressive peak This precipice overlooking human development in one direction and history-less oblivion in the other takes the form of status quo American political and ideological configuration According to Fukuyama in order to have arrived at this model of human existence we had to follow a preordained path to success which begins with tribally constructed communities followed by slave-owning and then theocratically and finally democratically based societies To be more specific endism refers to not only the dwindling of history but more precisely the disappearance of war Relations between states in the form of war have been recurrent throughout our existence and have even become considered the norm thus war is often considered the framework of human history Not only is this idea accepted by historians it is also commonly expressed in everyday speech to convey points in time in reference to major wars rather than using exact dates Since the 1945 or the End of World War II weve been experiencing an interruption in the continual international hostility which is referred to as the zone of peace
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