Here it is, your moment of Zen:
In (very) short, the essay discusses the Hegelian idea, reiterated by Kojeve, that history ended with the victory of liberal democracy. Nationalism was defeated along with Germany and communism with Gorbachev’s and Deng Xiao Ping’s reforms. This debate focuses on whether Hegel / Kojeve / Fukuyama called it too soon or were right.
These are the people participating in the debate below:
Janice Stein is TVO's Foreign Affairs analyst, the Belzberg professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the director of the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.
Joseph Wong is an associate professor and Canada research chair in the Department of Political Science, and director of the Asian Institute, at the University of Toronto.
Mohammad Fadel is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He has also published numerous articles on Islamic legal history.
Michael Byers is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law.
Reihan Salam is Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation and co-author of Grand New Party.