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    23 See the literature generated by F. Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man (New York, 1992). [ Links ]


    24 G.W.F. Hegel, Philosophy of Right. [ Links ]


    25 Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels, Communist Manifesto. [ Links ]