More on Fukuyama

Good review by Jacob Weisberg in Slate of Francis Fukuyama’s new book. Needless to say, Christopher Hitchens doesn’t think much of Fukuyama’s critical view of the neocons. But then you wouldn’t expect turkeys to be keen on Christmas, and in this context Hitch has become a rather tiresome turkey. Like the Bush regime, he’s running out of excuses, and it shows in the extent to which his piece is an ad hominen attack rather than a serious rebuttal of Fukuyama’s argument. Personal abuse, like patriotism, is often the last refuge of a scoundrel, as Dr Johnson might have said.