otkaznik (otkaznik) wrote,

Свою знаменитую статью тридцатилетней давности Фукуяма завершил таким духоподъемным пассажем:

The end of history will be a very sad time. The struggle for recognition, the willingness to risk one's life for a purely abstract goal, the worldwide ideological struggle that called forth daring, courage, imagination, and idealism, will be replaced by economic calculation, the endless solving of technical problems, environmental concerns, and the satisfaction of sophisticated consumer demands. In the post-historical period there will be neither art nor philosophy, just the perpetual caretaking of the museum of human history. I can feel in myself, and see in others around me, a powerful nostalgia for the time when history existed. Such nostalgia, in fact, will continue to fuel competition and conflict even in the post-historical world for some time to come. Even though I recognize its inevitability, I have the most ambivalent feelings for the civilization that has been created in Europe since 1945, with its north Atlantic and Asian offshoots. Perhaps this very prospect of centuries of boredom at the end of history will serve to get history started once again.

Из которого видно, что конец истории его скорее опечалил, чем наоборот. Похоже, что в своей недавней новой книге он радуется отсрочке конца истории. Среди прочих очевидных достоинств Фрэнсиса Фукуямы я отмечаю его жизнерадостный оптимизм. Он умеет радоваться любому развороту событий: конец истории означает правоту его анализа, отсрочка конца позволяет избежать заисторической скуки.

Originally posted at otkaznik1.dreamwidth.org
Tags: размышлизмы, философическое, футуризм
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