Samuel P. Huntington’s “The Clash of Civilizations”: A Critical Book Review

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Samuel P. Huntington's "The Clash of Civilizations": A Critical Book Review
Outline
I. Introduction.
II. Huntington’s Thesis.
A. Cultural conflict between civilizations.
B. Islam and the West.
C. Methodology.
D. Political Impact in the West.
III. Critical reaction to The Clash of Civilizations.
A. Positive reactions from American conservatives.
B. Edward W. Said’s critique.
C. Discussion of Huntington’s lack of objectivity.
IV. Application of Huntington’s thesis to the Middle East today.
A. Islam’s bloody borders.
B. Understanding Islam and the Middle East.
C. Consequences of flawed scholarship.
V. Conclusion.
Abstract
This critical book review provides an examination and analysis of Samuel P. Huntington’s controversial 1998...
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