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Samuel Huntington

Datum narození: 18. duben 1927
Datum úmrtí: 24. prosinec 2008
Další jména: Samuel Phillips Huntington

Samuel Phillips Huntington byl vlivný a kontroverzní[zdroj?] americký politický teoretik, byl poradcem amerického prezidenta Cartera a napsal bestseller Střet civilizací .

Citáty Samuel Huntington


„Hranice islámu jsou krvavé, stejně jako je jeho jádro.“

„Bude dvojjazyčná společnost katastrofa? Ne nezbytně. Ale bude to jiná země.“ o rozšiřování španělštiny v USA


„The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

„Some Westerners […] have argued that the West does not have problems with Islam but only with violent Islamist extremists. Fourteen hundred years of history demonstrate otherwise.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

„Expectations should not always be taken as reality; because you never know when you will be disappointed.“

„Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.“

„In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

„Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order


„Arabs and other Muslims generally agreed that Saddam Hussein might be a bloody tyrant, but, paralleling FDR's thinking, "he is our bloody tyrant." In their view, the invasion was a family affair to be settled within the family and those who intervened in the name of some grand theory of international justice were doing so to protect their own selfish interests and to maintain Arab subordination to the west.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

„Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to the sunlight it begins to evaporate.“ American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony,

„Becoming a modern society is about industrialization, urbanization, and rising levels of literacy, education, and wealth. The qualities that make a society Western, in contrast, are special: the classical legacy, Christianity, the separation of church and state, the rule of law, civil society.“

„It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation-states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future.“


„People define themselves in terms of ancestry, religion, language, history, values, customs, and institutions. They identify with cultural groups: tribes, ethnic groups, religious communities, nations, and, at the broadest level, civilizations. People use politics not just to advance their interests but also to define their identity. We know who we are only when we know who we are not and often only when we know whom we are against.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

„Hypocrisy, double standards, and "but nots" are the price of universalist pretensions. Democracy is promoted, but not if it brings Islamic fundamentalists to power; nonproliferation is preached for Iran and Iraq, but not for Israel; free trade is the elixir of economic growth, but not for agriculture; human rights are an issue for China, but not with Saudi Arabia; aggression against oil-owning Kuwaitis is massively repulsed, but not against non-oil-owning Bosnians. Double standards in practice are the unavoidable price of universal standards of principle.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

„Collective will supplants individual whim“

„God and Caesar, church and state, spiritual authority and temporal authority, have been a prevailing dualism in Western culture. Only in Hindu civilization were religion and politics also so distinctly separated. In Islam, God is Caesar; in China and Japan, Caesar is God; in Orthodoxy, God is Caesar’s junior partner.“ The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

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