March 28, 2006

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER CHARGES FRANCIS FUKUYAMA WITH “FABRICATION:”

A convenient fabrication — it gives him a foil and the story drama — but a foolish one because it can be checked.

But that’s just the beginning of a rather serious takedown. Not that his history of being wrong about, well, pretty much everything has hurt Fukuyama’s career so far.

UPDATE: Ron Butler emails: “Francis Fukuyama, the Paul Ehrlich of geopolitics?”

Pretty much.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Byron Matthews emails: “His peculiar talent is to sense the intellectual tide and quickly ride it, which makes him the David Gergen of geopolitics.”

Ouch.