The End of History

Re-Spatialization of a Utopia and Temporalization of a Dystopia


  • Antenor Savoldi Jr UFRGS



Presentism, Utopia, Dystopia, Theory of History, End of History


This article proposes a revision of the idea of the End of History as pictured by Francis Fukuyama regarding its categorization as both a utopia and a dystopia. After revisiting Fukuyama’s original proposal and its amendments by the author in the following years, we use François Hartog’s regimes of historicity as a theoretical tool for understanding the End of History as part of a larger phenomenon. To argue Fukuyama essentially proposes the re-spatialization of utopia, we use Reinhard Koselleck’s “Temporalization of Utopia” and Fredric Jameson’s “End of Temporality” as guidelines. Finally, mobilizing debates on the utopian as a background, we reflect on the political nature of ruptures of temporality to claim that the End of History, though originally a utopian text, has been temporalized as a dystopia following its implementation as a political program.


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SAVOLDI JR, A. The End of History: Re-Spatialization of a Utopia and Temporalization of a Dystopia. História da Historiografia: International Journal of Theory and History of Historiography, Ouro Preto, v. 16, n. 41, p. 1–23, 2023. DOI: 10.15848/hh.v16i41.2106. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 jun. 2024.



Dossiê: Temporalização do tempo e regimes historiográficos