The Great Disruption
Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order
By Francis Fukuyama
(Free Press, Hardcover, 9780684845302, 354pp.)
Publication Date: January 1999
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Even though the once stable order of the industrial age has broken apart, a new social order is already under construction. In his masterful tour de force, Francis Fukuyama offers a surprising answer to the questions, where does social order come from? And, once lost, can it be restored? Governments and organized religion, he discovers, do not impose social order. Instead it is the natural outcome of the human biological drive to establish moral values. He shows that the Great Disruption of the 1960s and 1970s is giving way to a Great Reconstruction, as Western society weaves a new fabric of social and moral values appropriate to the changed realities of the post-industrial world.