Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tribute to Samuel Huntington (1927-2008)

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First Principles contains an excellent tribute to Samuel Huntington, here.

...he argued that Western civilization was the product of a distinctive Western history and Christian legacy and that its values and traditions were unlikely to be successfully exported to other civilizations, which had their own distinctive traditions. Rather, the West should focus upon strengthening its own traditions and identity, while expecting that other civilizations would do much the same. The U.S. role within the West should be to encourage this strengthening and within the world to facilitate mutual recognition and accommodation between the different civilizations.

1 comment:

Kirk said...

Thanks for the tip. I need to check into Mr. Huntington's writings.