|War: War is an armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. See also Conflicts, Peace, Violence, Coercion, State, Politics._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Francis Fukuyama on War - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 810
War/Peace/Fukuyama: Thesis: According to Fukuyama, liberal democracy is not satisfactory in itself because it cannot create a sense of community. (See Recognition/Fukuyama). An unprecedented level of comfort provides no impetus and thus no sense (values worth dying for) for political coexistence. (See Humans/Fukuyama, Morals/Fukuyama).
Interstate war remains the last possibility for Fukuyama to live out this need. It is therefore healthier for democracies to wage wars now and then than to live in an eternal state of peace. People need the fight for recognition. Wars will not end even when recognition is realized.
The end of history (see Universal History/Fukuyama, End of History/Fukuyama) could lead to wars of its own accord.
Anja Jetschke, „Francis Fukuyama, Das Ende der Geschichte“, in: Manfred Brocker (Ed.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
The End of History and the Last Man New York 1992
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018