Unformatted text preview: ii) How “novel” is this argument? d) Definition of Civilization i) “Civilization” in its most abstract and polarizing sense (1) Rallying call of that big bad “F” word ii) Paradox of Globalization (1) Accentuated civilization consciousness and distinction—a siege mentality? iii) Categories of civilizations iv) “Confucian-Islamic connection” e) Why Will They Clash? i) “Unsecularization of the world” ii) Conspicuous Imbalance of Power (1) E.g. UN Security Council (2) World order shaped by the West not seen as “benign”? (3) Backlash against Western intrusion f) Is Clash of Civilizations inevitable? i) Commonality of humanity’s ethical and religious foundations (1) Are differences insurmountable? (2) Religion the way out?...
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- Spring '08
- Samuel P. Huntington, post-Cold War conflicts, Lecture Twenty-Five—The Clash