Friday, November 12, 2004

Huntington on the organized violence of The West

"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."

--Samuel P. Huntington

[Samuel P. Huntington is a pseudonym for Albert J. Weatherhead III, University Professor. and Chairman of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies. ] He wrote The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations (1957), The Common Defense: Strategic Programs in National Politics (1961), Political Order in Changing Societies (1968), American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony (1981), The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century (1991), The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996), and Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity (2004).]


Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?