We are all politicians one way or another. We do not have to be elected in order to exert our political influences. In light of this, I discovered an engaging and thought-provoking book by Francis Fukuyama – The Origins of Political Order. This is the first of three volumes that Francis will publish on the development of political order.

A few of my friends asked me, when they say me holding or reading this book, whether Francis started with the Greek/Roman times. In fact, in the preface Francis had already address this question – that many such books took the Greek/Roman democracy model as the starting point; probably true from the Western perspective as well as the model for accountable government (the italicized words from Francis). Francis goes further back into the evolution of chimps into our modern human being as the starting point and even considering the Chinese nature…

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