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  1. Aug 2018
    1. How does he do it?Not well.

      Scathing!

      Now I have to read it.

    2. The demand for recognition, Fukuyama says, is the “master concept”
    3. ukuyama thinks he knows what that something is, and his answer is summed up in the title of his new book, “Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

      Get a copy of this to read.

    4. Fukuyama’s article could thus be seen as a bookend to Kennan’s.
    1. The other reason I am writing it, however, is that I know that many of my fellow exvies have, like me, struggled for years to make an open break with their families because of the pressure to conform that comes from inherently abusive fundamentalist socialization.

      Some of this reminds me of the insularity and abusive practices of the Hasidim in the recent documentary One of Us. I think there are more pockets of people living like this than most people admit or we as a society should allow.

      I also think there's a link to Fukuyama's growth of politics here which is highlighted by Jonah Goldberg's Suicide of the West.