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Fukuyama vs. Krauthammer

I noted Charles Krauthammer’s account of an event central to Francis Fukuyama’s story of his movement away from neo-conservatism. Krauthammer repeated ths substance of his account in a letter to the NYT Sunday Book Review, to which FF responds here. In the words of immortal bard Collin Raye, "That’s my story and I’m sticking to it."

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For the record, when FF visited Berry College prior to the invasion of Iraq, he told me at some length why he was against that invasion. He also said that the Pentagon was employing to remind them periodically of that case.
To be fair to him, many of his concerns expressed at that time turned out to be real and deep problems.

First, if Colin Raye has achieved immortality, it is only because his music is...well...less than good. Secondly, this debate between FF and CK is bad for the right. Sure the media is trying to play it as some monumental break in the neo-con movement that is a big deal. Frankly I and most of America don’t care. The harm to the right that the debate is doing is making many people think that these two trains of thoughts are the two options for the party. In truth many conservatives and many Republicans care little for the ideas of either. If one or the other defines the party, then we can count on a gradual GOP slide to irrelevancy.

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