A Clash of Civilizations

A Clash of Civilizations - A Clash of Civilizations Intro...

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A Clash of Civilizations Intro to International Politics Professor Wibben Lizzie Guerra October 8, 2007 “The west versus the rest,” this is the main idea behind Samuel Huntington’s, The Clash of Civilizations. Huntington states that the main problem in the realm of international politics is the divide between western and more fundamental Islamic societies. Huntington argues that fault lines between civilization, civilization rallying, western domination, torn countries, and a Confucian-Islamic connection are the key components of the this clash between civilizations. Huntington feels that, “these differences between societies are real and important,” and that as different civilizations we must learn to coexist (48-49). Boundaries between civilizations have always existed. Consider an ideological fault line that separates people from the west and the east. Those who fall to the west are Protestant or Catholic and those who fall to the east are Orthodox or Muslim. Huntington makes the generalization that those of the west are better off economically and represent
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