Clash of Civilizations.pdf
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Tensions among Major Grouping of States
Theory that conflicts happen where civilizations meet
Orthodox world and Western world
Iran and Iraq
More violence within civilization than between
What is a Civilization?
Latin America --> Catholic. Why not part of Western World?
Black Africa --> Residual category
Politics are local
Who speaks for a civilization?
Leaders are responsible for domestic audiences
What do they care about?
e.g. Fate of Europe
How united are they right now?
Bad Ideas Travel Further Than Good Ones
Original idea as bad social science
Poor concepts makes testing difficult
e.g. Sub-Saharian Africa --> a region for sure, but a civilization?
Having common values can only bring you so far
Predicting future based on speculation
Not based on past behaviour
They think a certain way, we think a certain way... we must react! We must feel
There is something to it
Islam's bloody borders
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