Francis Fukuyama with Eric Liu

Up from Stanford where he is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies is Francis Fukuyama. The author of such books as The End of History and the Last Man, Trust, and America at the Crossroads, he will be discussing his newest work, Liberalism and Its Discontents (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) here at Town Hall this evening. 

"An eloquent and eminently sensible defense of liberal freedom and pluralism that should be read and debated by leaders and activists across the ideological spectrum. This clearly written and concisely argued book highlights Fukuyama’s lifelong examination of the political theories and systems that shape human history—and in turn get shaped by its developments.” —John Halpin, Washington Monthly

"Urgent and timely . . . A vital strength of this slim, elegant book is that it is crystalline in its definitions, even while acknowledging the complexities of practice . . . A brilliantly acute summary of the way some aspects of liberal thought have consumed themselves." —Andrew Anthony, The Guardian.

With Francis Fukuyama in conversation this evening will be Seattle’s Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, and author of such books as The Accidental Asian, The Gardens of Democracy (with Nick Hanauer), and Become America.

Presented by Town Hall Civics in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.





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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 10th, 2022

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