Analysis Of Huntington 's ' The Clash Of Civilizations ' Essay

1632 Words Nov 5th, 2015 7 Pages
The clash
Throughout the years many people have tried to explain and help others’ comprehend the topic of the clash of civilizations. Huntington’s explanation, which is configured in the forms of an essay and a book, explains the event between certain civilizations is immanent because of the observations and data he has gathered. Now the idea that my group and I share relates to that but goes off into a slightly different direction. Both share one common ideal: culture has the power to bring us together or tear us apart.
Huntington covers the basic of the world being separated into 7 divisions in different parts of the world and the particular “distinctions among peoples are [no longer] ideological, political, or economic. They are cultural.” This ideology is the very thing that Huntington argues and maintains throughout his whole piece. He also brings us the point later in his piece of the point of the Middle East related to the west. In the summary the author make sure he covers the “coalition or cooperation between Islamic and Sinic cultures to work against a common enemy, the West.” (Pg. 1, para. 2) Since Huntington piece was written prior to the issue we have now with the west, you can gather that he was very observant and wise with the outcome of his data. Another thing that stuck out to me was “Communal conflicts between states or groups from different civilizations” when he states this in his in the sub heading of Asia, china and America, he suggests that this is…

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