Apr 28 • 58M

Making History

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On today’s Remnant, Francis Fukuyama finally stops by to discuss his new book, Liberalism and its Discontents, and Jonah can barely contain his enthusiasm. The resulting conversation is a feast of philosophical nerdery, which explores the origins of the liberal tradition, the state of liberalism in contemporary America, and the future of the free world. How did “neoliberal” become such a popular pejorative? What are the limits of federalism? And should we be optimistic about the political trajectory of the United States?

Show Notes:

- Liberalism and its Discontents

- The End of History and the Last Man

- Our Posthuman Future

- The Origins of Political Order

- Dr. Fukuyama previews Liberalism and its Discontents in American Purpose

- Justice Scalia’s commencement speech

- Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s The Coddling of the American Mind