We're on the tail end of the "great disruption," says Fukuyama, and signs suggest a coming era of much-needed social reordering. He handles complex ideas from diverse fields with ease (this is certainly the first book whose acknowledgments thank both science fiction novelist Neal Stephenson and social critic James Q. Wilson), and he writes with laser-sharp clarity. Fans of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and David Landes's The Wealth and Poverty of Nations will appreciate The Great Disruption, as will just about any reader curious about what the new millennium may bring. This is simply one of the best nonfiction books of 1999. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
No other academic has a better eye on commercial value of social criticism than Francis Fukuyama. Two decades ago, he coined the term "End of History" as shorthand for global... Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by San Fernando Curt
The Great Disruption is an important book, and will be seen as a key part of the literature helping us to adapt to the emerging new socio-economic order that is taking place around... Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by Stephen C. Jordan
And, in a nutshell, things are worse than you thought.
Fukuyama has collected research from dozens of different sciences to expose western social problems. Read more
Reading the book was a painful experience and I grew somewhat cranky towards the end, for similar reasons, one gets cranky when s/he is sitting in a theatre, watching a movie that... Read morePublished on August 7, 2008 by Sutirtha Bagchi
The subject matter is really quite interesting and his thesis is convincing. The big problem I have with this book is in its structure. Read morePublished on November 19, 2006 by Sheldon Kessel
When the End of History appeared, one did not know exactly what to think of it, nowadays we know who Fukuyama is: the US Republican party ideologue. Read morePublished on May 1, 2005 by Ward Schelfhout
It is quite difficult to me to feel anything but a benign "that's interesting" type of indifference to this book. On some things, Fukuyama does rather well. Read morePublished on August 24, 2004 by Kevin Currie-Knight
The one thing with Francis Fukuyama is that he can't be faulted for not speaking his mind. From his essential "End of History" he has drawn further conclusions on the... Read morePublished on June 6, 2004 by Paul A. Peters
As a third world citizen this book impressed me with one of its main idea that says that no matter the storms of selfishness and individualism, sooner or later, we will come back... Read morePublished on June 22, 2003 by emanriqu