The eBook includes Samuel Huntington's original article and the praise and criticism inspired in its wake, plus a new introduction by Editor Gideon Rose. Find out more. World politics is entering a new phase, and intellectuals have not hesitated to proliferate visions of what it will be-the end of history, the return of traditional rivalries between nation states, and the decline of the nation state from the conflicting pulls of tribalism and globalism, among others. Each of these visions catches aspects of the emerging reality.

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Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Le Choc des civilisations by Samuel P. Le Choc des civilisations by Samuel P. Le livre qu'il faut lire pour comprendre le monde contemporain et les vraies menaces qui s'annoncent Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. Il est le fondateur et l'un des directeurs de la revue Foreign Policy.

Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published November 1st by Odile Jacob first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Le Choc des civilisations , please sign up. I know that some people might be offended by this question, but please don't misunderstand me; Do you think that the Jewish origin of the author Samuel Huntington has any effect on his political and historical views in this book?

Miltiadis Michalopoulos My answer is definitely NO. The political and historical views in the book have nothing to do with the Jewish origin of the author. Whenever he speaks …more My answer is definitely NO. Whenever he speaks about Israel or the Jews he treats them objectively and he doesnt hesitate to criticize them. An appalling fraudulent propaganda defense of American imperialism. The entire work is a screed. The author long ago revealed himself as a replent defender of the U.

Do you agree? Razique Mahroua Hi Ted, I would disagree. I do not know the author's political affiliations or positions towards US's foreign policies. He openly discusses US decline of power and the necessity to find collective agreements as to prevent clashes between civilizations. I was concerned that indeed he would be biased toward supporting US efforts to impose itself as a global dominance, but I seldom found that. Were there chapters that stood out more for you?

I am curious less. See all 3 questions about Le Choc des civilisations…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Le Choc des civilisations. 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.

And hapless America will heroica This is a masterpiece of scare mongering, not recommended for the faint of heart. And hapless America will heroically fight that struggle against evil and oppression until the end of time and come out gloriously victorious. But before that, we need to fight terror, terror, terror and build more aircrafts, missiles, military bases and bomb the shit out of them if necessary.

A rather depressing thought. So much for the ranting. Now the serious stuff. Samuel Huntington laid out his analysis of conflicts in the Post Cold War world in his article in 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 only way the West can survive is to get stronger both militarily and economically and ally with civilizations sympathetic to itself to fight against the rise of Islamic and Confucian countries i. This line of argument has some major flaws. First, it defines civilization as an all-encompassing and monolithic concept and ignores all the interaction and diversity within one culture. How would you define Islamic civilization?

Islam of Saudi Arabia? Similarly for all the rest. But more importantly, often I find this kind of confrontational mind-set rather dangerous. But I never believe in such things, I never believe that people have enough time sitting on their ass and hating another group just because their culture and religion are different. If people fight, that must be for a reason, often one group are conquered or oppressed and resist, otherwise, economic reasons such as land, exploitation or resources.

Invoking jealousy or ethnic hatred to explain conflict is a chauvinistic and foolish way of looking at it. The Vietnamese did not hate the Americans because the Americans drove cars and watched tv while the Vietnamese slogged behind buffalos. The Afghans hated the Russians not because the Russians rode tanks and had an empire. Aren't these legitimate things to hate? Conflicts are always about the conqueror and the dominated, about power and oppression, never so much about ideology or ethnic hatred.

After the end of the Cold War, America came out as the sole superpower. Why do we need this half a trillion dollar military budget when we have massive social problems at home in this most advanced industrialized country? So America needed to invent something to replace the Russians to justify all that. So voila, that must be the clash of civilization. America is perpetually at war with other rival civilizations, especially Islam.

The paradigm of the West vs. Gone with the Russians, in with the Muslims. The real civilization clash IS happening. How scary indeed. Very representative huh? Because this pre-renaissance backward fanatical people hate progress and are jealous of us living in our first world luxury. This rhetoric has been parroted again and again and again by Emperor Bush and his friends to justify his increasingly militant approach in the ME.

The idea of CoC obscures the real grievances and frustration of people in the Middle East at many decades of American dominance in the region. And many other friends that torture its citizens under US auspices politics jargon: extraordinary rendition.

Could anyone still say it has nothing to do with politics at all? Is this honest and balanced historical analysis or is there a hidden agenda behind? No wonder why America loved some dictators and overthrew a couple of trouble makers. Expert on democracy and civilization indeed. View all 28 comments. 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 border regions between these centers were going to be fraught with friction and co "Clash of Civilizations" is an easy book to misread. The border regions between these centers were going to be fraught with friction and conflict, just as they always have.



The Clash of Civilizations is a thesis that people's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post- Cold War world. The American political scientist Samuel P. Huntington argued that future wars would be fought not between countries, but between cultures. It was proposed in a lecture [1] at the American Enterprise Institute , which was then developed in a Foreign Affairs article titled "The Clash of Civilizations? Huntington began his thinking by surveying the diverse theories about the nature of global politics in the post-Cold War period. Some theorists and writers argued that human rights , liberal democracy , and the capitalist free market economy had become the only remaining ideological alternative for nations in the post-Cold War world. Specifically, Francis Fukuyama argued that the world had reached the ' end of history ' in a Hegelian sense.


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