We have barely started inhabiting this still unknown territory, and largely non regulated yet, post-Corona world and I already feel nostalgic for the era of “real fukuyamism.”
Back then, everything felt simple.
“No two countries that both have a McDonald's have ever fought a war against each other.
The McDonald's folks confirmed it for me. I feared the exception would be the Falklands war, but Argentina didn't get its first McDonald's until 1986, four years after that war with Britain. Civil wars don't count: McDonald's in Moscow delivered burgers to both sides in the fight between pro-and anti-Yeltsin forces in 1993.
Since Israel now has a kosher McDonald's, since Saudi Arabia's McDonald's closes five times a day for Muslim prayer, since Egypt has 18 McDonald's and Jordan is getting its first, the chances of a war between them are minimal. But watch out for that Syrian front.
There are no Big Macs served in Damascus.”