"Fukuyama's 'Trust'...is an intellectual event. I say this because the real test of an intellectual is not to disprove competing theories, but to place those theories in a larger, more understandable context. In 'The End of History and the Last Man', Fukuyama succeeded in rescuing classical and modern philosophy from the dungeons of academe; in 'Trust' he rescues economics, by showing how it is little more than the financial and monetary result of culture. And cultures, Fukuyama intones, 'are not all created equal'."Fukuyama, Francis is the author of 'Trust The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity', published 1996 under ISBN 9780684825250 and ISBN 0684825252.