Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Francis Fukuyama on the crisis

From the end of history to the end of the Reagan era (thanks to Raja K.). Another article about the overshooting of ideas is here.

Funny anecdote: in February 2006 (or 2005, I don't remember) I got stuck with Fukuyama and Mauricio Cardenas in a semideserted street of St. Petersburg (we took the wrong tram at the Hermitage). It was about -25 C and we were not properly dressed. We would have probably frozen if Mauricio had not jumped in the middle of the street stopped a car and asked the driver to take us to our hotel for a fee (he had read in the Lonely Planet that this was a standard procedure). The guys in the car asked us for 15 euro. They had no idea about our (at least mine) willingness to pay.
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