The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

  • Title: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
  • Author: Samuel P. Huntington
  • ISBN: 9780684819877
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order Sam Huntington one of the West s most eminent political scientists presents a challenging framework for understanding the realities of global politics in the next century The Clash of Civilizations
    Sam Huntington, one of the West s most eminent political scientists, presents a challenging framework for understanding the realities of global politics in the next century The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is one of the most important books to have emerged since the end of the Cold War HENRY A KISSINGERBased on the author s seminal article Sam Huntington, one of the West s most eminent political scientists, presents a challenging framework for understanding the realities of global politics in the next century The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is one of the most important books to have emerged since the end of the Cold War HENRY A KISSINGERBased on the author s seminal article in Foreign Affairs, Samuel P Huntington s The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is a provocative and prescient analysis of the state of world politics after the fall of communism In this incisive work, the renowned political scientist explains how civilizations have replaced nations and ideologies as the driving force in global politics today and offers a brilliant analysis of the current climate and future possibilities of our world s volatile political culture An intellectual tour de force bold, imaginative, and provocative A seminal work that will revolutionize our understanding of international affairs ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI The book is studded with insights, flashes of rare brilliance, great learning, and in particular, an ability to see the familiar in a new and provocative way MICHAEL ELLIOTT, THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD A benchmark for informed speculation on those always fascinating questions Just where are we in history What hidden hand is controlling our destiny A searching reflection on our global state RICHARD BERNSTEIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES This is what is so stunning about The Clash of Civilizations It is not just about the future, but may actually help to shape it WANG GUNGWU, THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    1. Samuel Phillips Huntington was an American political scientist who gained prominence through his Clash of Civilizations 1993, 1996 thesis of a new post Cold War world order Previously, his academic reputation had rested on his analysis of the relationship between the military and the civil government, his investigation of coups d etat and for his recent analysis of threats posed to the U.S by contemporary immigration.


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    1. This is a masterpiece of scare mongering, not recommended for the faint of heart. Sage Huntington can make you groan inside: omg, tomorrow there will be a massive conspiracy between the democracy-hating Sinic and Islamic civilizations (whatever that means) to destroy our democracy, civilized society and freedom and push us back to the Dark Ages. Don’t you see how they’ve already started infiltrating the US government with an African Muslim communist called Obama? And hapless America will her [...]

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    2. The Preservation of The WestorMaking America Great AgainHuntington polarized his readers, being a book the liberals would rather not believe as it implies religious and cultural differences will continue to divide humanity, and also one that the right would rather ignore, preferring Fukuyama's thesis of Capitalism as the supreme achievement of mankind, over this more accommodating world-view.Now we are far enough from the end of the Cold War to be able to judge this book more fairly. In the imme [...]

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    3. "Clash of Civilizations" is an easy book to misread. Many have taken Huntington to task because he pessimistically forecasted a world of discord following the Cold War. The headlines of the past decade beg to differ. The world according to Samuel Huntington was going to reset to its multi-polar default setting, each pole being the center of a culture/religion/ethnicity that had always existed in world history. The border regions between these centers were going to be fraught with friction and co [...]

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    4. This is still a very valid book today. The author’s premise is that with the collapse of communism and the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Cold War is over and therefore we need a new paradigm in which to view our world. We are back to the basics of culture and religion.Mr. Huntington constructs a frightful world; whereas, before, there could be rationality between liberal democracy and the communist block, the room for agreement between absolutist religions in the Islamic and Western Christ [...]

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    5. Hypothesis It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines betwee [...]

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    6. كتاب يجب أن يقرأه كل مهتم بشؤون أمته ومعاركها وهو كتاب قوي ومهم ومفيد.فيه تدليس كبير في أشياء كثيرة، خصوصا فيما يتعلق بمحاولته صناعة وحدة ثقافية غربية تحت قيادة أمريكية فهو يتجاوز كل الفروق ويسميها "علاقات قربى ثقافية" بينما إذا وجد أقل من هذه الفروق بين قوم يريد لهم أن يكونو [...]

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    7. It is over 10 years since I read Samuel Huntington's full length expansion of his classic Foreign Affairs article. This was read during my final year at university, and back then, it was fashionable amongst many to refute, or outrightly mock Professor Huntington's disturbing piece of work. The work was derided amongst my fellow students, it was frequently derieded amongst academia, it is something of a fashion statement to deride Huntington's work. Why?Could it be, perhaps, because of a deep, in [...]

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    8. با پایان یافتن جنگ سرد در اواخر قرن بیستم و شروع آنچه که به "نظام نوین جهانی" معروف است دو نظریه در روابط بین‌الملل مطرح شد. عده‌ای از آن به مثابهپایان تاریخیاد کردند و با نگاهی خوشبینانه به توفق نظام لیبرال دموکراسی بر سراسر کره خاکی و پایان تضادهای ایدئولوژیک اذعان داشتند و [...]

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    9. There is no doubt that this is a must-read if you are interested in global politics. That does not mean that I think the book is right. Quite the contrary, I think the book is dangerously oversimplifying the current situation in world politics and trying to shoe-horn world events into a seductively simple-looking world view that, although advertised as a new paradigm, looks suspiciously like the cold-war paradigm on steroids. Since the human mind often prefers such simple explanations over more [...]

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    10. A pretty decent book. I enjoyed it and his thesis was intriguing though a little simplistic and not entirely original. We as westerners sure do have an obsession with breaking everything down into nice little neat packages so they can be better classified and studied. That is both the strength and weakness of this book. If only cultures and civilizations were so easy to just lump people together under one stereotype wow that would make the world much more predictable than it is. Alas the world i [...]

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    11. في عام ١٩٩٦ ألف الكاتب صامويل هانتجتون كتابه " صدام الحضارات " بعد أن أثار مقال كتبه في عام ١٩٩٣ بنفس العنوان جدلاً كبيراً، فأحب أن يناقش أفكاره بشكل أوسع بطرحه هـذا الكتاب، وكالمقال فقد أثار الكتاب جدلاً أوسع في أنحاء العالم وخاصة بعد أحداث ١١ سبتمبر. وتبدأ النسخة العربية بم [...]

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    12. الثورة -كما يتم تعريفها في قاموس شامبر الموسوعي للغة الإنجليزية- هي "تغيير شامل وجذري بعيد المدى في طرق التفكير وفعل الأشياء." نعم هي كذلك، فقد ثار الناس في العالم العربي ضد الأنظمة الفاسدة والراكدة لأنهم ينشدون التغيير الشامل الجذري بعيد المدى الذي وُصف في هذا التعريف. ثاروا [...]

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    13. تقييمى للكتاب كان من المفترض ان يكون أقل من ذلك بسبب غرور الكاتب وتعاليه المستفز بتفوق الحضارة الغربية وقيادتها للعالم بالرغم من اعترافه بأن قيادة وريادة العالم كانت وقتاً طويلاً بعيدة عن الغرب وحضارتهلكن رأيت ان المتفوق مادياً عبر التاريخ هو من يكتب التاريخ حسب رؤيته وتقد [...]

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    14. the English review after the Arabic.=====================================صدام الحضارات لصاموئيل هنتنغتونبعد قراءة الكتاب أجد نفسي اتساءل: (هل الكتاب من طرح فكرة صدام الحضارات، أم أن الفكرة المقررة مسبقاً هي من استلزمت وجود هذا الكتاب.)في كم تحليلي عميق واطلاع تاريخي كبير لا يمكن اغفاله مطلقاً، يقوم صموائيل [...]

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    15. Huntington challenged my thinking on several issues:1. Culture at the macro, or "civilizational" level plays a fundamental role in global politics - including conflict. In fact, it plays a more enduring role than ideology.2. Western culture isn't necessarily destined to become universal (I admit that I believed - and still do sometimes - otherwise), in fact, Western civilization is in fact in decline based on several measures such as population, wealth, political, and military influence.3. Confl [...]

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    16. should have picked up Huntingdon's work earlier. It is awesome. He argues (or at least the structure of his thought necessarily suggests such) that the utopian vision of liberal democracy (whether right or left-wing) has failed miserably and that societies will revert back to their original civilizational paradigms.By that he doesn't mean that societies will simply turn back the clock. Rather, the civilizations from which nation-states emerged have a stronger pull upon the states that some post- [...]

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    17. This book was written in 1996, a few years after the end of the Cold War, and introduced a world order paradigm based on conflict between civilizations (as opposed to ideologies such as capitalism vs communism). The material is obviously dated, but the author made some good points to consider.The use in the book of the break-up of Yugoslavia and the resulting civil war between Catholic Croatians, Orthodox Serbs and Islamic Bosnians got my attention. (I had spent several months in 1993 cruising u [...]

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    18. I have found that political books—especially those suffused with predictions of future world events—simply do not age well. Huntington's central thesis that the post-Cold war order will be drawn along cultural and social lines remains relevant to modern 21st century politics. But I found myself irked by many of his forecasts.For example, he predicted that Mandarin would replace English as a lingua franca for the new age. Given the enormous population of China it's not easy to see why this is [...]

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    19. I found this book seminal in its content and coverage for three key reasons:- The book is based on an essay written in 1993, post which various editions were published 1996 through 1998 in the first go. The applicability of the ideas and the constructs of the author are valid 20 years later. In fact many of the civilizational fault lines the author covers are manifesting as is 2 decades hence. It is easy to rate or berate anthropology / sociology texts based on their analysis of historical event [...]

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    20. Huntington refers to the post-Cold War era in his hypothesis that cultural differences in our international society will lead to conflict. He comments on the importance of borders among nation states and perpetuates the realist notion that cultural differences can only lead to conflict. Instead of embracing the differences that unite us, he states that some actors are bound to be more powerful, hence conflict is inevitable. When referring to the “great cultural divisions” he brings as the pr [...]

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    21. While I don't always agree with Huntington's conclusions and opinions -- and I sometimes dispute his "facts" -- I must say that this book is an excellent introduction to the issues that we, inhabitants of the world, face as the world continues to "shrink" and members of such a great variety of civilizations and cultures are brought closer and closer together. "The other" is often more different from ourselves -- and more difficult to really understand -- than most of us would like to admit. Two [...]

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    22. تقييمي بشكل عام للكتاب انه ممتاز واستفادتي منه كانت كبيرة.يقسم المؤلف -بإختصار شديد- كتابه إلى خمسة أقسام رئيسية ذات تسلسل وتدرج منطقي حيث:- يبدأ بطرح تعريفات الحضارة ومكوناتها وأسس الهويات فيها ومفاهيم الصراعات الثقافية الكبرى. - ثم ينتقل إلى الحديث عن الضعف الذي سيطرأ على ا [...]

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    23. This is a decent book in the manner that the author covers many different aspects of interaction between different cultures and civilizations, with a lot of research and some adequate analysis. It is however, in my opinion, deeply flawed; as a lot of missing factors were neglected, either because of a lack of space or concern by the author. I would not recommend it to anyone as a primer on international relations, however for further study there are some good points to be considered. His analysi [...]

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    24. When Civilizations Clash This book is as ambitious as its full title--The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order--is long. Published in 1997, its author, Samuel Huntington, lays out what he sees as the new alignment of the world in the wake of the end of the Cold War and the sudden disappearance of the communist block as the arch-foe of the NATO countries and their allies and client states. The year was probably just enough time after the 50 years of tension to see the inkl [...]

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    25. The thesis was so simple it was as if I had always believed it but I was unfair to take credit for assuming the simplicity was something that I had synthesized prior to reading the book. Huntington, clarifies what seems so obvious. That the world clusters by civilizational boundaries. People tend to fight with or against one another based upon multiple cultural factors that make up one's civilizational heritage rather than superficial borders created by a nation state. Thus, Democracy and Commun [...]

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    26. It is very interesting to read about Huntington point of view regarding the world politic post cold war. While others such as Thomas Friedman suggest that increase interaction between cultures as the transportation and communication improves would lead to a more open and universal cultures, Huntington's classic analysis argue that there is no evidence to prove such assumption, in fact it will only catalyze more conflicts. I find this analysis rather pessimist.Huntington in the book defines ident [...]

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    27. Pretty well written, though imho many opinions in it might be oversimplified or overgeneralized. At least as someone growing up in the so-called "Sinic civilization", I can't imagine our future leaders to be stupid enough to ever directly challenge the west for world dominance. Finally, non-western cultures can be reformed to embrace "western" values like individual freedom and human rights, e.g. Japan and Taiwan, and within "western civilization" there are also some reactionary and totalitarian [...]

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    28. Huntington effort translates into an account the way of post cold war international relations were influenced by the re-emergence of cultural identity components in the largest mensurable unit, the civilization. His inquires are motivated in the mid 90's political phenomena, of which he has plenty of examples and case by case analysis to do. It is an entretaining experience to relieve this 22 years old picture of the world, and see that no End of history was anywhere near, and how, if any of his [...]

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    29. I enjoyed this book and have learnt a lot from it. Some passages evoked fear with the feeling that the demise of the west is imminent. Particularly enjoyed reading about nuclear non-proliferation. Interesting points were raised about the perils of western involvement in other civilizations realms as well as the possibility for future conflicts in Crimea and the south china sea (this was written in mid 90s). Walked away with an appreciation of how western culture and beliefs are distinct and shou [...]

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    30. Eye-Opening. Page after page of compelling data, presented in a way that is simple but not simplistic; all the more powerful with so many predictions coming true after the book was published: Rise of Hindu nationalism in India, Chinese assertion on territories with people of Chinese descent, and a whole lot more. One may not wholly agree with the some of the more fantastical scenarios projected, but it does force one to stop and question what human culture really is. Coupled with GEB, the slowes [...]

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