Did Fukuyama Get the Biggest Piece Right? The Effect of Ideology in the USSR and Russian Federation
Francis Fukuyama’s theory that ideology is the locus of social evolvement and conflict was attacked by Fouad Ajami, who focused on the importance of material goods to the state, as opposed to immaterial goods like culture, religion, and ideology. Jones aims to prove that Russia has on several occasions upheld its ideology—even when doing so would not provide material benefit. In doing so, Jones backs up Fukuyama’s claims.