История в конце Истории

Пятнадцать лет назад в своей книге «Конец истории и последний человек» я высказал мнение о том, что если общество хочет идти в ногу со временем, то не существует альтернативы рыночной экономике и демократической политической системе. Конечно же, не каждый хочет быть современным и не каждый сможет организовать систему институтов и политических курсов, которые заставляют работать демократию и капитализм, но никакая другая система не даст лучших результатов.

Не смотря на то, что « Конец истории » была книгой о реконструкции, многие провели параллель между моими тезисами о конце истории, внешней политикой администрации Джорджа Буша и стратегической американской гегемонией. Но те, кто называют мои идеи интеллектуальной основой политики, проводимой администрацией Буша, не обратили внимание на мои высказывания о демократии и развитии с 1992 года.

Изначально президент Буш оправдывал вторжение в Ирак стремлением Саддама Хусейна к созданию оружия массового уничтожения, вероятным наличием связей с Аль-Каидой, а также попиранием прав человека и отсутствием демократии в Ираке. После вторжения 2003 года первые два оправдания оказались ложными, и администрация Буша сосредоточила основное внимание на демократии, как в Ираке, так и на всем Ближнем Востоке, оправдывая тем самым свои действия.

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