Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (born October 27, 1952) is an American political scientist , political economist , and author. Fukuyama is best known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992), which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. However, his subsequent book Trust: Social Virtues and Creation of Prosperity (1995) modified his earlier position to acknowledge that culture cannot be cleanly separated from economics. Fukuyama is also associated with the rise of the neoconservative movement, [ 1 ] from which he has since distanced himself. [ 2 ]
The Mist (also known as Stephen King's The Mist ) is a 2007 American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King . The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont , who had previously adapted Stephen King's works The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile . Darabont had been interested in adapting The Mist for the big screen since the 1980s.
They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film directed by John Carpenter . The film follows a nameless drifter referred to as "Nada," who discovers the ruling class are in fact aliens managing human social affairs through the use of a signal on top of the TV broadcast, concealing their appearance and subliminal messages in mass media . [ edit ] Plot A nameless unemployed drifter referred to as "Nada" ( Roddy Piper ) finds construction work in Los Angeles , and befriends fellow worker Frank Armitage ( Keith David ), who leads him to a local shantytown soup kitchen . There, Nada notices strange activity around the church; a blind preacher rouses others to awaken, a police helicopter scouts them overhead, and a homeless drifter ( George Buck Flower ) complains when the TV signal is continually interrupted by a bearded man informing others about those in power.
Zen at War is a book written by Brian Daizen Victoria, first published in 1997. The second edition appeared in 2006. [ edit ] Contents The book focuses on the history of Zen Buddhism and Japanese militarism from the time of the Meiji Restoration through the Second World War and the post-War period.
An ideology is a set of conscious and unconscious ideas that constitute one's goals, expectations , and actions . An ideology is a comprehensive vision, a way of looking at things (compare worldview ) as in several philosophical tendencies (see political ideologies ), or a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of a society to all members of this society (a "received consciousness" or product of socialization ). Ideologies are systems of abstract thought applied to public matters and thus make this concept central to politics.