The political scientist Francis Fukuyama: the only rival of liberal democracy is the Chinese model of state capitalism
The only rival to liberal democracy, free market can be no socialism, and the Chinese economic model of state capitalism. Such an opinion was shared in an interview with NewStatesman political scientist and philosopher Francis Fukuyama.
“The Chinese openly say they are superior, because they can ensure economic stability and growth in the long term, in contrast to democratic regimes,” said Fukuyama.
In his opinion, if in 30 years the Chinese economy will be stronger than the us, the Chinese will become wealthier Americans, and the country will preserve territorial unity, then the scientist is willing to admit the arguments of the PRC. The main “test mode” Fukuyama considers the actions of the authorities in terms of possible economic crisis.
Another scientist concerned about the potential war between the US and China. Of the country, according to the analyst, can get into the “trap of Thucydides”. This term, invented by the scientist of Harvard University Graham Edison, collision means existing superpower with a country that considerably strengthens the position.
Fukuyama believes that it is silly to exclude such a conflict. “I don’t think it would be a targeted attack of one country to another, as Germany invaded Poland in 1939. Most likely, the reason will be a local conflict over Taiwan, North Korea or an escalation of the situation in the South China sea,” says the analyst.