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La fin de l’histoire n’aura pas lieu

Abstract : ‘The end of history’, according to Francis Fukuyama, should not be understood as the ending to events. For the philosopher from the American State Department, this is rather the advent of a regulatory ideal, liberal capitalism in democracy, to which one can barely think of an alternative. The point of view is radically anti-Marxist, post-Hegelian and idealist; it consecrates neoliberal triumphalism as the only way of thinking. The reception of the essay is nuanced, because certain commentators, notably from among conservatives, oppose Huntington to Fukuyama. Historians, on the other hand, hesitate to enter the debate. Ultimately, it is Jacques Derrida who best deconstructs Fukuyama’s narrative, and who proposes an entirely different vision of history, one which is open and revolutionary.
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Ludivine Bantigny. La fin de l’histoire n’aura pas lieu. Ecrire l'histoire, CNRS Editions, 2015, 15, pp.19-26. ⟨10.4000/elh.570⟩. ⟨hal-02375336⟩



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