World History

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama

About the Program

Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, explores the origins of government.  The author's range of study in the first of a two-part history ranges from the development of tribal societies to the earliest modern states in China and the rise of politics in Europe.  Dr. Fukuyama presents a history of government at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

About the Authors

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is the author of numerous books, including The End of History and the Last Man, State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, and America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy.  He is a former professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and is currently a senior fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. 


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