The tenacity of the end of history nonsense is remarkable but Fukuyama himself has abjured his view, which has a long history of confusion going back to Hegel, etc…
Our time has shown the way out in another way: even if you are convinced of the thesis events show it must be wrong: capitalism is leading rapidly to planetary destruction so we will soon have no choice but to find a new system.
The way beyond capitalism is already embedded in all the given systems in the hidden balance of factors and our DMNC model shows a thousand ways to remorph capitalism into some form of socialist neo-communism.
The strange fact is that between Hegel and Marx the left (and everyone else) has been so confused they have lost the sense of what the problem is. The end of history jargon is sophistical in the extreme and confuses all discussion.
One exercise is to take a liberal system and make one change: all the large scale capital formations enter a commons. Period. Problem solved. Note that capitalist systems have often veered close to this and stopped. The capitalists are a tiny minority here, and yet they have confused everything.
Marx was a mighty thinker but his complicated jargon is not helpful and the later Marx/Engels produced a theory of capitalism as a stage of history and then disastrously said it had to first exhaust its potential. Marx’s later works is a gift to capitalists…
The creation of a socialist economy is tricky but no harder than the tricky aspects of capitalism. If we can do one we can do the other.
In any case the current system is starting to self-destruct, so that’s the end of the matter.
Is Mark Fisher’s “capitalist realism” this generation’s “end of history thesis”? For nearly thirty years Francis Fukuyama’s contention that “Western liberal democracy” represents “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution” has measured the ebb and flow of history. The collapse of the World Trade Center; the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; the 2008 financial crisis, the rise of ISIS, the climate crisis and now the coronavirus have each prompted op-eds testing the thesis and finding it confirmed or wanting.In 2017 even Fukuyama had a go at becoming an anti-Fukuyamist when he voiced concern for the future of Western democracy, later going as far as to say that socialism “ought to come back” — if only to save capitalism from itself.Since 2009, when Fisher first defined capitalist realism as “the widespread sense that not only is capitalism the only viable political and economic system, but also that it is now impossible to even imagine a coherent alternative to it,” his theory has inspired similar periodizations.