-Bloomberg: Bushes’ `New World Order’ Is Yielding to `Post-American’ Era

Posted: September 16, 2008 in 2008, Articles
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Bloomberg (snippet):

Whichever man wins, he will inherit what Johns Hopkins University political scientist Francis Fukuyama calls a “post- American world,” replacing the U.S.-dominated “new world order” that President George H.W. Bush proclaimed after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

No longer the “hyperpower” of the 1990s, the U.S. is slipping toward a first-among-equals status, narrowing the foreign-policy options of whoever moves into the White House in January.

For 20 years, U.S. leaders “have assumed American dominance; they’ve assumed that they’re working in a unipolar world,” says Fukuyama, who gained fame in 1992 by declaring that the collapse of Soviet communism heralded the eventual triumph of liberal democracy in the “end of history.” Now, he says, “there’s been this big redistribution of power.”

The man throwing the NWO language around is Francis Fukuyama. It turns out that Frank was one of the prime advocates of Neoconservative thinking during its rise in the late 90’s. I’ve seen this guys name pop up over the past couple years, and have even read a writing or two of his. I was even aware that apparently he’s ‘switched sides’ to a certain degree, attempting to distance himself from the more infamous Neocon radicals (Rumsfeld, Cheney, etc).

But somehow I managed to never take note that he wrote an apparently anti-transhumanism book titled “Our Post-Human Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Future”. From the back cover:

A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of “the end of history“, Francis Fukuyama argues that as a result of biomedical advances, we are facing the possibility of a future in which our humanity itself will be altered beyond recognition. Fukuyama sketches a brief history of man’s changing understanding of human nature: from Plato and Aristotle to modernity’s utopians and dictators who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama argues that the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person’s descendants will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken with the best of intentions.

The timeline of his transformation is quite a fascinating case in the annals of Neoconservatism that warrants some attention.

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