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Title: Huntington, Clash of Civilizations


1
Huntington, Clash of Civilizations?
  • Main Thesis The most important conflicts of the
    future will occur along the cultural fault lines
    separating civilizations from one another - 25

2
What is a Civilization?
  • A Cultural Entity, at the level of a village
  • A Nation, with which villages share significant
    features
  • A Religion, which links nations together
  • A Language, usually (not always) shared by
    different nations
  • A Worldview, one constituted by culture, nation,
    religion and language

3
A Civilization is
  • ...thus the highest cultural grouping of people
    and the broadest level of cultural identity
    people have... 24
  • ...defined both by common objective elements,
    such as language, history, religion, customs,
    institutions...-24

4
Civilizations are Different
  • The people of different civilizations have
    different views on the relations between God and
    man, the individual and the group, the citizen
    and the state, parents and children, husband and
    wife, as well as differing views of the relative
    importance of rights and responsibilities,
    liberty and authority, equality and hierarchy.
    25

5
Questions to ponder
  • Is the United States a civilization according
    to Huntingtons definitions?
  • When we say Western Civilization today, what
    exactly do we mean by that?
  • Are there any flaws to his argument?
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