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Samuel P Huntington s 1996 The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order was the bestselling book version of a controversial Foreign Affairs article, a big picture look at the world which dared to imagine that a bi polar competition between communism and democracy capitalism was about to be replaced by a multi polar world of competing civilizations.Huntington s book was thought provoking and controversial It denied the End of History thesis popular at the time It refused to conflate modernization with westernization or democracy It predicted that civilizations would replace ideologies as a basis of national and regional identity and as a source of international conflict, an affront to those expecting the imminent demise of the nation state.From the perspective of 2010, Huntington did about as well as most predictors of new and different international orders His concept of civilizations as an international organizing principle was imprecise, and some of his examples haven t held up The nature of the current multi polar world is driven by a number of causes and effects, of which civilization may be only one On the other, Huntington predicted the relative decline of the West, pointed out the hazards to the nation state of unassimilated immigration, and identified some fault lines of competition and conflict around China and the Islamic world The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is still worth a long look for students of international relations. In The Esteemed Journal FOREIGN AFFAIRS Published An Article Entitled The Clash Of Civilizations By Samuel P Huntington According To The Journal S Editors It Went On To Generate Discussion Than Anything They Had Published Since The Second World War In The Article, Huntington Posed The Question Whether Conflicts Between Civilizations Would Dominate The Future Of World Politics In The Book, He Gives The Answer, Showing Not Only How Clashes Between Civilizations Are The Greatest Threat To World Peace But Also How An International Order Based On Civilizations Is The Best Safeguard Against War Since September , His Thesis Has Seemed Even Prescient And Acute THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS AND THE REMAKING OF WORLD ORDER Is Now Recognised As A Classic Study Of International Relations In An Increasingly Uncertain World Is religion an essential ingredient of civilization Is susceptibility to religion built into human DNA Is susceptibility to religion by the majority essentially the willingness to except leader ship Is willingness to except leader ship an essential survival dominance characteristic of humanity Is a multicultural civilization inherently weak Can a collection of monocultural civilizations exist in peace and harmony Will the development of enhanced mutual Tolerance be essential to the survival of a collection of Increasingly technically advanced civilizations Must read to understand how the world works now A little too long winded The original article by the other in Foreign Affairs is also available on , is a concise read and covers all the main points equally memorably to this book. The Clash of Civilizations became a key book in the discussion of future American Foreign Policy for all the right reasons Huntington s argument is well constructed and his predictions proved very prescient Huntington could have coordinated with a psychologist or socialogist to right a second book discussing identity theory to bolster his argument but his work stands on its own as work of political science I found his discussion of the Bosnian War interesting, as the war happened while I was still a child He predicted the current crisis in Ukraine and described Russia s strategy with remarkable clarity In his work, Huntington hypothesizes that the relative distribution of power and source of identity after the Cold War will spread to the 9 centers of civilization he describes in his book The resulting shift will make the next century one of fault line wars between the civilization.