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Alter, Jonathan. “The Intellectual Hula Hoop.” Newsweek (9 October 1989): 39.

Discusses Fukuyama's background and the central issues and critical interest surrounding “The End of History?”

Aoudjit, Abdelkader. Review of The End of History and the Last Man, by Francis Fukuyama. Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 22, No. 4 (Summer 1993): 377-82.

An unfavorable review of The End of History and the Last Man.

Bernstein, Richard. “Judging ‘Post-History,’ The Theory to End All Theories.” The New York Times (27 August 1989): E5.

Discusses “The End of History?” and critical reaction to Fukuyama's thesis.

Brogan, Hugh. “Hegel in Blue Jeans.” History Today 42 (December 1992): 58.

An unfavorable review of The End of History and the Last Man.

Dunn, John. “In the Glare of Recognition.” Times Literary Supplement (24 April 1992): 6.

An unfavorable review of The End of History and the Last Man.

Elson, John. “Has History Come to an End?” Time (4 September 1989): 57.

Discusses the controversy, Hegelian underpinnings, and implications of Fukuyama's “The End of History?”

Galston, William A. “Trust—but Quantify.” The Public Interest No. 122 (Winter 1996): 129-32.

A positive review of Trust.

Hage, Jerald. “The End of History, or a New Crisis?” Contemporary Sociology 22, No. 2 (March 1993): 199-202.

Provides a summary of Fukuyama's thesis and attendant sociological issues in The End of History and the Last Man.

Hartley, Anthony. “On Not Ending History.” Encounter LXXIII, No. 3 (September-October 1989): 71-3.

Hartley summarizes Fukuyama's argument in “The End of History?” and disagrees with his conclusions.

Lindsay, Peter. “Trust and the Bottom Line.” Review of Politics 58, No. 4 (Fall 1996): 829-31.

A review of Trust, in which the critic objects to Fukuyama's assertions concerning the relationship between trust and market values.

Marwick, Arthur. Review of The End of History and the Last Man, by Francis Fukuyama. History 79, No. 255 (February 1994): 83-4.

An unfavorable review of The End of History and the Last Man.

Roth, Michael S. Review of The End of History and the Last Man, by Francis Fukuyama. History and Theory 32, No. 2 (1993): 188-96.

Discusses Fukuyama's historical thesis and intellectual debts to G. W. F. Hegel, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Alexandre Kojève in The End of History and the Last Man, finding fault in Fukuyama's nostalgic perspective.

Shell, Susan. “Fukuyama and the End of History.” In After History?: Francis Fukuyama and His Critics, edited by Timothy Burns, pp. 39-46. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.

Examines Fukuyama's “end of history” thesis in the context of the historical theory of earlier philosophers Immanuel Kant, G. W. F. Hegel, and Alexandre Kojève.

Talbott, Strobe. “Terminator 2: Gloom on the Right.” Time (27 January 1992): 31.

Summarizes and refutes Fukuyama's theoretical postulations in The End of History and the Last Man.

Thomas, Hugh. “The Valley of the Shadow of Liberalism.” The Spectator (7 March 1992): 26-7.

Discusses the intellectual origins and contradictions of Fukuyama's ideas in The End of History and the Last Man.

Wright, Esmond. “Hegel for 1992.” Contemporary Review 261, No. 1519 (August 1992): 105-6.

Discusses Fukuyama's historical thesis in The End of History and the Last Man, finding fault in his “too-comfortable philosophy.”

Additional coverage of Fukuyama's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 140; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 72.

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