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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel P. Huntington Narrator: J. Paul Boehme Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it is as indispensable to our understanding of American foreign policy today as the day it was published.

Samuel Huntington explains 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. Events since the publication of the book have proved the wisdom of that analysis. The 9/11 attacks and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the threat of civilizations but have also shown how vital international cross-civilization cooperation is to restoring peace. As ideological distinctions among nations have been replaced by cultural differences, world politics has been reconfigured. Across the globe, new conflicts—and new cooperation—have replaced the old order of the Cold War era.

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order explains how the population explosion in Muslim countries and the economic rise of East Asia are changing global politics. These developments challenge Western dominance, promote opposition to supposedly “universal” Western ideals, and intensify intercivilization conflict over such issues as nuclear proliferation, immigration, human rights, and democracy. The Muslim population surge has led to many small wars throughout Eurasia, and the rise of China could lead to a global war of civilizations. Huntington offers a strategy for the West to preserve its unique culture and emphasizes the need for people everywhere to learn to coexist in a complex, multi-polar, multi-civilizational world.

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  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is one of the most important books to have emerged since the end of the Cold War.”

    Henry A. Kissinger

  • “A benchmark for informed speculation on those always fascinating questions: Just where are we in history? What hidden hand is controlling our destiny?…A searching reflection on our global state.”

    New York Times

  • “The book is dazzling in its scope and grasp of the intricacies of contemporary global politics.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “The book is studded with insights, flashes of rare brilliance, great learning, and in particular, an ability to see the familiar in a new and provocative way.”

    Washington Post Book World

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edelhart Kempeneers | 2/20/2014

    " Best een goed boek. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Indah Amaritasari | 2/16/2014

    " After the balance of power, the international arena consist of balance of 'civilation'. The more globalised world is the more close one to their civilation. 'Religion' and 'eastern and western'culture that identify in this book as 'civilasation' provoke the idea of 'clash'. Since in the international politics always has the idea of 'balace of power', the power now is between to civilasation which might be 'right' but might be not. This idea has actulally been explain way before this book exsist so it is not quite surprising. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/15/2014

    " Ideally, I would give this 3.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 2/15/2014

    " This is one of the founding texts of neo-conservatism, but it shouldn't be lightly dismissed as an ideological argument devoid of facts or scholarship. Huntington is, as Henry Kissinger reminds us on the back cover of my edition, an "eminent political scientist," who has done his homework and looked seriously at the post-Cold War world to consider what challenges the new world situation presented a dominant America just after the fall of the Soviet Union. He concluded that old political alliances are breaking down in favor of cultural commonalities on a "civilizational" level - interestingly his civilizations are largely defined by religious tendencies. This allowed him to isolate Islam before most of his colleagues had as the likely "next threat" after Communism, although it does create some problems in terms of "mixed" cases like India (he seems to define it as a mix of Islamic and Hindu, ignoring the Buddhist influences) or South Africa (which he lumps in with other African nations, probably based on the fall of Apartheid and expectations of white flight, ignoring its alliance to "The West" through tradition). Huntington is not unaware that there are many conflicts within civilizations, as he defines them, but he insists that the civilizational paradigm will allow peacemakers to focus on such conflicts as have the potential to escalate into more serious wars (it would seem that civil wars within the "African civilization" which have escalated into genocide are not worthy of such close attention). Most interestingly, Huntington identifies Israel as unabashedly Western, ignoring the very reason for the foundation of the state in the first place - the disparity between Jews and Europeans and the consequent inability of Jews to live without their own national state. In short, there are many problems with Huntington's position, but this is all the more reason why serious political thinkers should examine it for themselves, consider what aspects of his case make sense and where there are weaknesses. Paradoxically, moving away from the civilizational paradigm is more likely to offer solutions to civilizational conflicts, because what needs to be understood is not the differences among peoples, but their commonalities. "

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