What is it that leaders like Iran’s Ahmedinejad, Hezbollah’s Nasrullah, and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez have in common that vastly increases their local appeal? Anti-Americanism and an aggressive foreign policy are of course components. But what has really allowed them to win elections and cement their support is their ability to promise, and to a certain […]
In a web-only exclusive, the author of The End of History and the Last Man looks at the potential crisis of legitimacy the United States finds itself in today. Originally delivered as a presentation to the American Political Science Association annual meeting on September 1, 2006.