Analysis Of Samuel Huntington's Clash Of Civilizations

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The founder of orientalism, Edward Said, states, “nations are narratives”, emphasizing that nations produce their beliefs and values through their widespread dialogue. Furthermore, each civilization has its own story, its own past and present, its own distinctions that make it unique. One might argue, that Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations argument is based off of racism, western bias, and white supremacy; moreover, another form of xenophobia and reasoning for quarrelling conflicts. Due to the fact that many look at his argument and see it as having valid and plausible points, his argument could expectedly set up the reality of society. These ideas and beliefs are already present in today’s society; therefore, Huntington’s words have …show more content…
He is not indulging in and embracing the diversity of the world rather rejecting the notions of these cultural differences, choosing to see it as a negative. This can be exemplified in the quarrelling views of his theory and a post constructivist’s views.
In Samuel Huntington’s “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order” he evolves his theory from the nature of international politics since the post-Cold war period where imperialism and colonization had ended while relationships between the colonizers and the colonized were stronger than ever as economic, political, and other pressures were now being influenced on countries. He believes that conflicting cultures are the catalyst to conflict in international relations , especially between the Western and Islamic civilizations. Interstate conflicts are more likely to happen between civilizations that share a geographic boarder or have different religions. Why some civilizations are known for their traditions and culture, but religions specifically show how Huntington determines what a civilization is and how the fundamental reason for conflict is due to different religious beliefs. This

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