In the summer of 1993 Foreign Affairs published an article entitled 'The Clash of Civilizations?' by Samuel Huntington. Now, Huntington expands on his article, explores further the issues he raised then, and develops many new penetrating and controversial analyses. In the article, he posed the question whether conflicts between civilizations would dominate the future of world politics. In the book, he gives his answer, showing not only how clashes between civilizations are the greatest threat to world peace but also how an international order based on civilizations is the best safeguard against war.
About the Author:
SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON is Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University, where he is also director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He was director of security planning for the National Security Council in the Carter Administration, founder and co-editor of Foreign Policy, and president of the American Political Science Association. He is the author of many books and scholarly articles.