24 thoughts on “Francis Fukuyama on the rise of identity politics – BBC Newsnight

  1. Seems to me Fukuyama just isn't as smart as he think he is. So now he's having to backtrack on his failed ideology.

  2. In his defense, it's difficult to predict the insane level to which humans can be led back into tribalism under completely different (alongside the same) conditions than what was seen historically.

    Who knows, 100 years from now there will probably be activism for cyborgs. Think the transhumanist dystopia of the Deus Ex games, lmao


  4. “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.” T Roosevelt

  5. Love how the interviewer tries to make it all about the right, when it's perfectly clear the problem is the left.

  6. People just want justice, dignity and equality. Yes that means not being shot dead by a white policeman, being treated with dignity by a criminal justice in the UK that arrests you more, prosecutes you more, jails you more and once you in prison kills you more just cause you are a different skin colour. 650 minorities mysteriously killed in police custody in the UK. If that is not a calamity what is.

  7. I hate this interviewer. She cuts people off and doesn’t allow the conversation to go into depth on any point at all. She has her own agenda and pushes it ridiculously far. I remember her interview with John Cleese. Enormously disrespectful then, still shows the same colours.

  8. Identity politics is part of a wider movement away from the individual towards the group. The individual may instigate it (I am a woman, therefore I hate Trump) or society may impose it on the individual (you are a woman, therefore you hate Trump). People who practise identity politics are always complaining that other people are practising identity politics (Milo complaining about Black Lives Matter). Identity politics is a way of individuals either giving up or being deprived of their own freedom of thought, and is a precursor to fascism.

  9. Fukuyamas infantile End of History thesis has been totally discredited..,he has no credibility on any topic,Who cares what he thinks,He is part of the Celebrity Pundit Syndrome in the West,,,where universities decline into managerialism and academics are entertainers A public intellectual is an oxymoron,Harari Zizek Peterson,,,charlatans snake oil salesmen pimps to the half educated,,not fit to lick the boots of Popper or Pasternak

  10. Francis fukuyama is another charlatan/huckster/fraudster/bankster/hustler/snake oil sales-people/sales-person's alongside slavoj zizek and jordan peterson besides the rise of mass-marketed both mass-produced and mass-distributed popular corporate capitalist-choked-up-and-churned-out drivel by hollywood's movie industry and by the broader music industry and the rise of pseudo-academia/pseudo-intellectualism from the humanities and social sciences department's of college's as they're widely-known and commonly-referred to by anglo-saxon-celtic-american's/universities that emerged in the mid-1980s and expanded by the mid-1990s and every mid-decade it deteriorate's further

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