Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations"
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This paper reviews and discusses the book "Clash of Civilizations" by Samuel Huntington. The paper reports that Huntington's work analyzes the differences between different cultures and civilizations of the world. The paper goes on to say that Huntington's piece is a historical overview of major conflicts between different civilizations and not an explanatory, research-based theory.
From the Paper:"Another debatable distinction is made between Russia and the West, which in the view of Jeane Kirkpatrick is an unnecessary and wrong division. The distinction made between Slavic-Orthodox countries on the one hand, and Western countries, including European countries, on the other, is no longer available after the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the Soviet Union. Russia and other former nations members of the USSR are no longer held together by distinct characteristics except religion. Almost all these Slavic-Orthodox countries have evolved towards the West and can be considered in many aspects as being western countries. Taking into account the dimension of the European Union, many of the countries identified by Huntington, such as Poland, have made serious steps towards the west and share common values as the Western culture."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Huntington, Samuel P. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Simon & Schuster; 1st Touchstone Ed edition. January 1998
- Ajami, Fouad, The Summoning, from Foreign Affairs, September/October 1993, found at http://www.foreignaffairs.org/19930901FACOMMENT5194-faarticles/fouad-ajami/the-summoning.html;
- Kirkpatrick, Jeane J., The Modernizing Imperative: Tradition and Change, from Foreign Affairs, September/October 1993, found at http://www.foreignaffairs.org/19930901faresponse5204/jeane-j-kirkpatrick/the-modernizing-imperative-tradition-and-change.html;
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Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" (2007, October 10) Retrieved October 15, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/samuel-huntington-clash-of-civilizations-98655/
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