This video from the USA says about itself:
In 1993 Harvard Professor Samuel P. Huntington wrote an essay titled “The Clash of Civilizations?” and later he expanded [it] into a book with the same title, but without the question mark. Edward Said, late Columbia professor rips Huntington’s thesis to shreds.
Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927 – December 24, 2008) was an American political scientist who gained prominence through his Clash of Civilizations (1993, 1996) thesis of a new post-Cold War world order.
Samuel Huntington’s theories were indeed “prominent”, but that did not prevent them from being wrong (lack of precision in defining his central concept of “civilization”, etc.)
Contrary to other people who died recently (Harold Pinter, Eartha Kitt, Miriam Makeba, Odetta), Mr Huntington was not on the side of the oppressed, but on the side of powerful oppressors; whom he helped with his potentially self-fulfilling prophecies of divide and rule.
Also from Wikipedia:
What has made the work controversial is the degree to which Huntington believes the culture of Latinos entering the United States is incompatible with these Anglo-Protestant notions. He notes, for instance, a “lack of ambition” (the “tomorrow” culture) and “acceptance of poverty as a virtue necessary for entry into Heaven” as central to Hispanic attitudes. For this reason, the book has been criticized as xenophobic and unduly anti-Catholic nativist.
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