Friday, January 6, 2012

What I have been thinking about all day: The Future of History

I got my first issue of Foreign Affairs today (Thanks! @shultzc) and i can't stop thinking about the article The Future of History: Can Liberal Democracy Survive the Decline of the Middle Class?

Essentially Fukuyama argues that we have a serious lack of new ideas for our political and economic systems which could cause us to lose our Liberal Democracy and with it a Middle Class.  Without some type of new ideology we might see the developed world become more unequal and move toward either a totalitarian political system like China or a more nationalist/populist regime.

I can't stop thinking about this.  I think the link above is gated, please post in the comments if you find an ungated version.