What book should I but tomorrow, if possible?
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Lost in the Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice – John Barth
The Sot-Weed Factor – John Barth
The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
Falling Man – Don DeLillo
Slow Learner – Thomas Pynchon
V – Thomas Pynchon
First Among Equals – Jeffrey Archer
Or recommend something else, I guess. I can never find what I want in my town though, even Waterstones.
the end of history and the last man
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Has anyone read this?
"Fukuyama's position contradicts that of Karl Marx, who imagined that antagonistic history would end with communism displacing capitalism. Fukuyama himself identifies on some level with Marx, but identifies most strongly with the German philosopher Hegel, by way of Alexandre Kojève. Kojeve argued that the progress of history must lead toward the establishment of a "universal and homogenous" state, most likely incorporating elements of liberal or social democracy; but Kojeve's emphasis on the necessarily "post-political" character of such a state (and its citizens) makes such comparisons inadequate, and is irreducible to any mere "triumph" of capitalism."