Clash of Clans

Authors Thesis:

The Clash of Civilizations is a theory that people's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world…….and “………Huntington believed that while the age of ideology had ended, the world had only reverted to a normal state of affairs characterized by cultural conflict……… In his thesis, he argued that the primary axis of conflict in the future will be along cultural and religious lines……..”

Key Points of the Argument:

“…….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 between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future……”

Huntington divided the world into the 7/8 “major civilizations”:
Western Islamic
Confusion Slavic-Orthodox
Japanese Latin America
Hindu African Civilization

Huntington offers six main explanations for why civilizations will clash:
1. Differences among civilizations are too basic in that civilizations are differentiated from each other by history, language, culture, tradition, and, most important, religion. These fundamental differences are the product of centuries, so they will not soon disappear.
2. The world is becoming a smaller place. As a result, the interactions across the world are increasing, and they intensify civilization consciousness and awareness of differences between civilizations and commonalities within civilizations.
3. Due to the economic modernization and social change, people are separated from longstanding local identities. Instead, religion has replaced this gap, which provides a basis for identity and commitment that transcends national boundaries and unites civilizations.
4. The growth of civilization-consciousness is enhanced by...