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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 distinctiona 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 humanitys ethical and religious foundations (1) Are differences insurmountable? (2) Religion the way out?...
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- Spring '08