Samuel Huntington, 1927 - 2008

In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.

— Samuel Huntington

Biography

Samuel Phillips Huntington (1927–2008) was the Albert J. Weatherhead Professor in the Harvard Department of Government and one of the twentieth century’s most influential and controversial political scientists.
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Introduction

Samuel Huntington made significant contributions in the fields of civil-military relations, modernization and democratization theory, American political thought, and international relations. His life and work, which were never value-neutral and often challenged conventional wisdom.
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Samuel Huntington discusses the “Clash of Civilizations” thesis with Charlie Rose.