Straw Dogs

[W]hat Mr Fukuyama is doing here (and he’s been on this track for years now) really retracts the thesis to which he subscribed in the early 1990s. History, he’s saying, isn’t closed. It’s by no means clear that the United States or any other welfare-state capitalist liberal democracy is the goal. It’s not clear where we’re heading, and we should keep our wits about us and adapt; we can be left behind, just as others were before us.