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A CRITIQUE OF THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS

Samuel P. Huntington's article The Clash Of Civilizations was a rare foresight in the time it was written. One must agree that his analytical skills have proven him mostly right, up to this point. Even though his warnings on this clash of civilizations has not been taken into account by the western – especially the most dominant of them the USA – powers and have deepened hatred among the different values (and even managed to create a barrier among the so called same values as well).
The conflicts listed in 1993 are thus almost all relevant. The article supports its thesis that the new world order of a dominant western value will end up against the rest of the world for many reasons; He names six. To begin with "Civilizations are differentiated from each other by history, language, culture, tradition, and religion." In fact that is true and it has been that way for centuries. He goes on to say that "the world is becoming a smaller place thus the interactions are more frequent and exposed mostly by the wealthy; the west." Everywhere one goes today around the world he/she is faced with western and more precisely American influence. Thus, spreading and exposing younger generations with these popular values. It also brings the reality of other cultures closer to the west through those who choose it to over their own country. As it is the case with France's Muslims and Germany's Turks. Civilizations mix and point toward a universal diversity maybe that is why it is a problem for the author that in fact Jose CAN see!
There are weak points listed by Huntington; "the process of economic modernization and social change throughout the world are separating people from longstanding local identities" and the "growth of civilization-consciousness is enhanced by the dual role of the West". He is writing this at a time where the collapse of the Soviet Union and its ideology &ndash…

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