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By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

It will take a long time, and certainly the West will remain the dominant civilization well into the next century, but the decline is occurring.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The prevalence of anti-patriotic attitudes among liberal intellectuals led some of them to warn their fellow liberals of the consequences of such attitudes for the future not of America but of American liberalism. Most Americans, as the American public philosopher Richard Rorty has written, take pride in their country, but 'many of the exceptions to this rule are found in colleges and universities, in the academic departments that have become sanctuaries for left-wing political views.' These leftists have done 'a great deal of good for . . . women, African-Americans, gay men and lesbians. . . . But there is a problem with this Left: it is unpatriotic. It repudiates the idea of a national identity and the emotion of national pride.' If the Left is to retain influence, it must recognize that a 'sense of shared national identity . . . is an absolutely essential component of citizenship.' Without patriotism, the Left will be unable to achieve its goals for America. Liberals, in short, must use patriotism as a means to achieve liberal goals

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Civilizations evolve over time, and most scholars of civilization, including people like Carol Quigley, argue that they go through periods of warring states, and eventually evolve into a universal state.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The core of the American set of beliefs has remained pretty constant.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The biggest difference as far as Muslims in Europe and America are concerned is that the number of Muslims in America is small compared to the number in Europe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Countries will cooperate with each other, and are more likely to cooperate with each other when they share a common culture, as is most dramatically illustrated in the European Union. But other groupings of countries are emerging in East Asia and in South America. Basically, as I said, these politics will be oriented around, in large part, cultural similarities and cultural antagonism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Obviously there are divisions within the West and divisions within Islam - there are different sects, different communities, different countries. So neither one is homogenous at all. But they do have things in common.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Well, I think the United States first of all has to recognize the world for what it is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

I think fundamentalism is this radical attitude toward one's own identity and civilization as compared to other people's identities and cultures.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

I've been to Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait for brief visits at conferences, and they are very interesting countries.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn't really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

I don't think that the Israeli lobby is unique. It may differ from the others in the extent by which it is focused on just one issue, which is the survival of Israel, which is understandable, and promoting Israeli development and aid to Israel, and so forth and so on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

I think we can expect leaders of Muslim societies to cooperate with each other on many issues just as Western societies cooperate with each other.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

There are lots of conflicts going on in the Middle East. It is unclear as to which country will emerge, if any, as the dominant or hegemonic power in the Middle East.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Iran of course is Shiite, while the bulk of the Arabs are Sunni, that is a problem or could be a problem. Also, there is the simple fact that Iran is non-Arab and most of the Muslims in the Middle East are Arab.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

When you mention the word ideology, everyone has communism in the back of their minds, which was an entirely well formulated ideology and statement of belief. You read the Communist Manifesto and you know what the core of it is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

A lot of people tend to think I'm a dogmatic ideologue, which I'm not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The major difference for us in America with respect to Hispanic immigration is that it is so large and that it is coming from neighboring countries rather than those countries off the Atlantic or Pacific. That creates different issues and different problems for us as compared to the past. It is still very different, however, from the situation in Europe where we see people with a very different non-European religion coming from neighboring countries.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The relations between countries in the coming decade are most likely to reflect their cultural commitments, their cultural ties and antagonism with other countries.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

As far as ideology or political beliefs are concerned, countries are very different.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Many of the most difficult questions concerning the role of ethnic minorities centers on language.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

When you have increased migration of peoples and ethnic and religious minorities, you develop a set of rules and language the larger society can accept and the minority community can accept.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

In the post-Cold War world, the most important distinctions among peoples are not ideological, political, or economic. They are cultural. Peoples and nations are attempting to answer the most basic question humans can face: Who are we? And they are answering that question in the traditional way human beings have answered it, by reference to the things that mean most to them. 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Global politics remains extremely complex and countries have different interests, which will also lead them to make what might seem as rather bizarre friends and allies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

America doesn't border on Muslim countries. European countries do and that seems to be a fundamental difference.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

U.S. foreign policy is in every area impacted by ethnic groups of one sort or another as well as economic groups and regional groups.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The colonial experience all Muslim countrieswent through may be a factor in the fight against Western domination, British, French or whatever. They were until recently largely rural societies with land owning governing elites in most of them. I think they are certainly moving toward urbanization and much more pluralistic political systems. In almost every Muslim country, that is occurring. Obviously they are increasing their involvement with non-Muslim societies. One peak aspect of this, of course, is the migration of Muslims into Europe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

In 1920, the West ruled huge amounts of the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

People everywhere talk about Islam and the West. Presumably that has some relationship to reality, that these are entities that have some meaning and they do. Of course the core ofthat reality is differences in religion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Certainly there are various trans-Islamic political movements, which try to appeal to Muslims in all societies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The most widely discussed formulation of [the One World model] was the "end of history" thesis advanced by Francis Fukuyama. "We may be witnessing," Fukuyama argued, "the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government." The future will be devoted not to great exhilarating struggles over ideas but rather to resolving mundane economic and technical problems. And, he concluded rather sadly, it will all be rather boring.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Many more people in the world are concerned about sports than human rights.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Multiculturalism is in its essence anti-European civilization. It is basically an anti-Western ideology.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Fascism and communism have not entirely disappeared but have been sidelined certainly, and liberal democracy has come to be accepted, in theory at least, around the world, if not always in practice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

The United States has been an immigrant country. The Hispanics who come here are largely from Mexico and South America. They are Catholics, but that is an American religion. One-third of our population is Catholic so that does not have the same impact as Muslims coming into Europe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to the sunlight it begins to evaporate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Since the revolution of the 18th century, America has basically had an ideology of liberal democracy and constitutionalism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Collective will supplants individual whim

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Religiosity distinguishes America from most other Western societies. Americans are also overwhelmingly Christian, which distinguishes them from many non-Western peoples. Their religiosity leads Americans to see the world in terms of good and evil to a much greater extent than most other peoples.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Both sides are divided and Western countries collaborate with Muslim countries and vice versa.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

When I think of countries that I enjoyed visiting, that I would want to go back to, Italy would be one, Japan would be another. I've only been to Indonesia once or twice and it seems like such a fascinating country. I guess India certainly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

There will be associations and partnerships between some Muslim countries and some Christian countries. Those already exist. And they may shift as different regimes come and go and interests change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

I wouldn't rule out the possibility of Muslim or at least Arab countries developing some form of organization comparable to the European Union. I don't think that's very likely, but it conceivably could happen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

Fundamentalist tendencies and movements existed, so far as I know, in all societies and civilizations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel P. Huntington

And the big question for the West, of course, and to the Europeans is, what other countries, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc, should be incorporated into western institutions?