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


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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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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