May 19, 2011
Books I'd Like to Read: "The Origins of Political Order" by Francis Fukuyama
You can find the book on Amazon. And here's a short excerpt from the Publisher's Weekly review:
The evolving tension between private and public animates this magisterial history of the state. In his hominids-to-guillotines chronicle of humanity's attempts to build strong, accountable governments that adhere to the rule of law, international relations scholar Fukuyama (The End of History) advances two themes: the effort to create an impersonal state free from family and tribal allegiances, and the struggle—often violent—against wealthy elites who capture the state and block critical reforms.