Critical Analysis Of The Clash Of Civilization

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In The Clash of Civilization, Samuel P. Huntington argues that globalization has united cultures that were normally very withdrawn. It has increased contact between these cultures, which then led to an increase in misunderstanding, resentment, and eventually conflict. Huntington also hypothesizes that the leading factor of conflict in the 21st century will be the differences between cultures. This will eventually result in the change of dominance within civilizations to different civilizations. Lastly, he also predicts that the West, Arab nations, such as Saudi Arabia, and China will also have and an increase in cultural conflict with one another.
Huntington then goes on to hypothesize that the ultimate source of conflict in this world will not only be ideological or economical but the division between human kind will mostly take place because of the cultural conflict. He says that “The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future.”(82). In order to have a better and concise understanding of Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations?” it is necessary to understand the strengths of his argument. The strengths in his argument are well portrayed through his division of the world in eight different civilizations and also through his explanation of why there is conflict between cultures. Also, he portrays that cultural issues tend to be more complicated to resolve than political dilemmas. These
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