Q&A

05.22.12

Live Chat with Francis Fukuyama About Arab Spring and OWS

Acclaimed political scientist Francis Fukuyama joined us to discuss the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and his latest book, The Origins of Political Order, newly out in paperback. Read his piece on the failure of the Facebook Generation in the Arab Spring and Egypt, where crucial elections will be held Wednesday. Read the transcript below.

Acclaimed political scientist Francis Fukuyama discussed the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and his latest book, The Origins of Political Order, newly out in paperback. We chatted live at 11:30 AM EDT on Tuesday, May 22. To know more about Fukuyama’s book and ideas, read his piece on the failure of the Facebook Generation in the Arab Spring and Egypt, which holds crucial elections Wednesday, and our profile from last year. Read the full transcript of the chat below.

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