From ‘End of History’ Author, a Look at the Beginning and Middle By NICHOLAS WADE
Human social behavior has an evolutionary basis. This was the thesis in Edward O. Wilson’s book “Sociobiology” that caused such a stir, even though most evolutionary biologists accept that at least some social behaviors, like altruism, could be favored by natural selection.
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LONG VIEW The analysis of Francis Fukuyama of Stanford stretches from prehistoric times to the French Revolution.
In a book to be published in April, “The Origins of Political Order,” Francis Fukuyama of Stanford University presents a sweeping new overview of human social structures throughout history, taking over from where Dr. Wilson’s ambitious synthesis left off.
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