The greatest advantage of Huntington's civilizational model of international relations is that it reflects the world as it is—not as we wish it to be.I do hope that insights like these make it into the Western mainstream.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
War of Civilisations, conflict of values
At the Wall Street Journal (or Neo-Con Central as I call it in my mind) Ayaan Hirsi Ali has written a well-considered piece. The subject is the irreconcillable gap between Western Civilisation and the other civilisations. Particularly Islam. The piece gives a good introduction to Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilisations" and the consequenses of his thesis.