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Even Well Regarded Neo-Conservatives Dislike Bush
« on: December 28, 2004, 07:33:09 AM »
While I wasn't aware that Francis Fukuyama has publicly spoken out against the Bush Administration until recently, I am familiar with his works, and happen to have read one of his books. You can read a summary of his opinions below.  Francis Fukuyama is a former member of the RAND institute (conservative think tank) and a member of the Project for a New American Century (the main neo-con think tank).

http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article-3-117-2190.jsp

Short Excerpt:

“Of all of the different views that have now come to be associated with neoconservatives, the strangest one to me was the confidence that the United States could transform Iraq into a Western–style democracy,” he wrote, “and to go on from there to democratize the broader Middle East.”

This struck Fukuyama as strange, he explained, “precisely because these same neoconservatives had spent much of the past generation warning...about the dangers of ambitious social engineering, and how social planners could never control behavior or deal with unanticipated consequences.” If the US can’t eradicate poverty at home or improve its own education system, he asked, “how does it expect to bring democracy to a part of the world that has stubbornly resisted it and is virulently anti–American to boot?”

More on Fukuyama @  http://www.sais-jhu.edu/Faculty/fukuyama/index.html
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