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  • Overcoming ethnicity[Spengler]

    01/05/2009 7:18:18 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 698+ views
    The Asia Times Online ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Spengler
    Never have things been better for one half of humankind, and never have things been worse for the other.An old joke divides the world into two kinds of people:those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't. The decisive divide in today's world lies between nations that have a future, and nations that don't. Contrary to the prevailing pragmatism,which demands that we take every society on its own terms,an objective criteria has emerged that does not easily fade in the wash, namely the desire to live. Samuel Huntington, who died last December 27, did the...
  • Samuel Huntington’s True Vision - The fruits of tolerance need roots in the soil of culture and...

    01/02/2009 10:11:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 539+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 31, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    December 31, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Samuel Huntington’s True VisionThe fruits of tolerance need roots in the soil of culture and identity. By Jonah Goldberg This time of year, newspapers and magazines swell with retrospectives on the year that was, predictions for the year to come, and cogitations on meaningless trends and contrived fads. Against this backdrop, there’s an added poignancy to the death of Samuel P. Huntington, who died Christmas Eve at the age of 81. A decent, profound, and profoundly consequential man, the Harvard professor was one of the lions of 20th century social science. He spotted trends...
  • The Clash of Civilizations?

    12/30/2008 3:56:07 PM PST · by Delacon · 16 replies · 767+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | Summer 1993 | Samuel P. Huntington
     The Clash of Civilizations?by Samuel P. HuntingtonForeign Affairs Summer 1993SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON is the Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. This article is the product of the Olin Institute's project on "The Changing Security Environment and American National Interests." I. THE NEXT PATTERN OF CONFLICTWORLD POLITICS IS entering a new phase, and intellectuals have not hesitated to proliferate visions of what it will be -- the end of history, the return of traditional rivalries between nation states, and the decline of the nation state from...
  • Scholar & Gentleman: Sam Huntington, R.I.P.

    12/29/2008 1:23:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 291+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 29, 2008 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    December 29, 2008, 1:13 a.m. Scholar & GentlemanSam Huntington, R.I.P. By Mackubin Thomas Owens A scholar who gains renown in one area of his academic field is considered a success. So what can we say about a scholar who has made major contributions to three? Sam Huntington, who passed away this past weekend at the age of 81, accomplished this in the field of political science. Professor Huntington produced major works in the areas of civil-military relations, democratic theory, and international relations. But Sam produced something even more important than scholarly works: brilliant students, including Eliot Cohen, Steve Rosen,...
  • "Clash of Civilizations" author Samuel Huntington dies

    12/27/2008 6:43:54 PM PST · by rmlew · 22 replies · 1,212+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2008 | Muralikumar Anantharaman
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Political scientist Samuel Huntington, whose controversial book "The Clash of Civilizations" predicted conflict between the West and the Islamic world, has died at age 81, Harvard University said on Saturday. Huntington, who taught for 58 years at Harvard before retiring in 2007, died Wednesday at a nursing facility in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the university said on its website. In his 1996 "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order," which expanded on his 1993 article in Foreign Affairs magazine, Huntington divided the world into rival civilizations based mainly on religious traditions such as Christianity, Islam,...
  • The prescient 'Clash of Civilizations'

    07/11/2008 3:02:26 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 213+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 8, 2008 | H.D.S. Greenway
    FIFTEEN YEARS have passed since Foreign Affairs published Samuel Huntington's "The Clash of Civilizations?" in its summer issue. It has subsequently become the most sought after article for reprints in the magazine's history. It, and the book by the same title minus the question mark, caused a storm among political scientists, many of whom simply refused to believe that, after the end of the Cold War, future conflicts would be over something so old fashioned. Only George Kennan's article on how to contain the USSR after World War II, bylined X, can compete with Huntington's in terms of influence. "The...
  • Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 – January 5, 1796) The First President of the United States?

    07/04/2007 5:30:29 AM PDT · by Man50D · 9 replies · 676+ views
    Who was the man that some consider to be the first president of the United States? Samuel Huntington was born into a family of ten children. Three of his brothers were sent to study theology at Yale, but Samuel’s parents decided that his education would be of a different kind. They apprenticed Samuel to become a cooper and enlisted his help in running the family farm. However, a farmer was not what Samuel wanted to be. At age twenty-two, he left the family farm in pursuit of bigger dreams. Intent on becoming a lawyer, Samuel decided to teach himself all...
  • THE HISPANIC CHALLENGE TO AMERICA (S. Huntington)-REPOST-(Very Long Good and Required)

    04/02/2006 10:05:03 AM PDT · by Cacique · 123 replies · 6,093+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | March 2004 | Samuel Huntington
    The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture, forming instead their own political and linguistic enclaves—from Los Angeles to Miami—and rejecting the Anglo-Protestant values that built the American dream. The United States ignores this challenge at its peril.
  • The Hispanic Challenge (To America) A MUST READ Samuel Huntington (Long But Good)

    02/24/2004 10:40:36 AM PST · by Cacique · 199 replies · 31,899+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 2004 | Samuel P. Huntington
    The Hispanic Challenge By Samuel P. Huntington   March/April 2004 The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture, forming instead their own political and linguistic enclaves—from Los Angeles to Miami—and rejecting the Anglo-Protestant values that built the American dream. The United States ignores this challenge at its peril. America was created by 17th- and 18th-century settlers who were overwhelmingly white, British, and Protestant. Their values, institutions, and culture provided the foundation for...
  • Building An American Future Means Rejecting the "Davos Culture"

    02/02/2006 6:40:03 AM PST · by Willie Green · 65 replies · 1,447+ views ^ | Wednesday, February 01, 2006 | William R. Hawkins
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. In his State of the Union address, President Bush unveiled his "American Competitiveness Initiative" (ACI) that is meant to encourage innovation and strengthen the nation's ability to compete against foreign rivals. The strategy calls for an increase in Federal research programs and a push for students to do better in math and science. The commitment of only $136 billion to this effort over 10 years, most of it beyond his term in office, raises questions about his sincerity, especially measured against his past record of indifference to the challenges posed by...
  • The downfall of political correctness

    12/20/2004 4:55:10 AM PST · by Dundee · 13 replies · 897+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 20, 2004
    The downfall of political correctness From a report in The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday. JOHN Howard, who is reading Keith Windschuttle's controversial The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, takes satisfaction that he has contributed to a changed Australia, has reversed "the tide of political correctness". He says: "Australia is more self-confident, it doesn't feel the need to explain itself, we don't have perpetual self-identity seminars any more." Howard recalls reading Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilisations and the Remaking of World Order which lists Australia as a "torn country" for its debate during the Keating years on whether it was...
  • One Nation, Out of Many: Why “Americanization” of newcomers is still important

    09/28/2004 8:31:58 PM PDT · by rmlew · 18 replies · 453+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | September 2004 | Samuel Huntington
    America's core culture has primarily been the culture of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century settlers who founded our nation. The central elements of that culture are the Christian religion; Protestant values, including individualism, the work ethic, and moralism; the English language; British traditions of law, justice, and limits on government power; and a legacy of European art, literature, and philosophy. Out of this culture the early settlers formulated the American Creed, with its principles of liberty, equality, human rights, representative government, and private property. Subsequent generations of immigrants were assimilated into the culture of the founding settlers and modified it, but...
  • Can't Recall 11th President? Got a Dollar?

    06/02/2004 4:37:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 253+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 2, 2004 | PETER APPLEBOME
    IN his heart of hearts, Bill Stanley probably knows that he's not going to convince the world that George Washington was the 11th president of the United States and that local-boy-made-good Samuel Huntington was the first. But Mr. Stanley looks like a man on a mission as he picks his way through the ancient gravestones in Colonial Cemetery here toward the refurbished tomb where Huntington and his wife, Martha, are buried. And that mission is to establish that the first president of the United States was not the general from Virginia, but a taciturn, self-educated farmer's son and future Connecticut...
  • The color of identity -- 50 years from now [SJ Mercury's Joe Rodriguez takes on Huntington]

    03/26/2004 11:07:57 PM PST · by risk · 64 replies · 298+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/26/2004 | Joe Rodriguez
    <p>Posted on Fri, Mar. 26, 2004 The color of identity -- 50 years from now WHO SAID ANGLO-PROTESTANTS HAVE THE ONE-AND-ONLY FORMULA FOR THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE? By Joe Rodriguez Mercury News After reading an article on how Latino immigrants threaten America's identity, values and way of life, I went looking for one of the culprits. Miriam Hernandez typed away at San Jose State University's Mexican American Studies office. The college senior and future schoolteacher wore a black T-shirt that said, ``Dangerous -- Highly Educated Chicano.''</p>
  • Cultural conquest by stealth (Samuel Huntington)

    03/22/2004 1:02:52 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 72 replies · 437+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 23, 2004 | From The Times
    THE US professor who first proclaimed the global "clash of civilisations" has ignited a new firestorm with his claim that Mexican immigration is splitting the US in two. Samuel Huntington argues in a new book that Americans are acquiescing in "their eventual transformation into two peoples with two cultures (Anglo and Hispanic) and two languages (English and Spanish)". "As their numbers increase, Mexican Americans feel increasingly comfortable with their own culture and often contemptuous of American culture," he writes. The stark warning from the 76-year-old chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies coincides with a US Census...
  • Racists will love new 'Hispanic threat' book [GAG ALERT]

    03/03/2004 2:55:13 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 78 replies · 380+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 03 March 2004 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Racists in America must be having a field day: At long last, they have found a world-renowned intellectual -- Harvard's Academy for International and Area Studies Chairman Samuel Huntington -- to rationalize their resentment against America's rapidly growing Hispanic community. Huntington, whose 1993 book The Clash of Civilizations was later credited for having foreseen the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, says in his forthcoming book Who We Are (Simon & Schuster) that the United States is threatened with national disintegration because of the soaring rate of Hispanic immigrants. ''The single most immediate and most serious challenge to America's traditional identity...
  • Re: "Who We Are" (Miami Herald: 'Hispanic threat' real to some, 'dangerous rhetoric' to others)

    03/03/2004 3:00:30 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 14 replies · 227+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 03 March 2004
    Re Andres Oppenheimer's Feb. 26 column, Racists will love new 'Hispanic threat' book, about Samuel Huntington's forthcoming work Who We Are: I have worked in public relations for some time now, predominantly in marketing to U.S. Hispanics. Much of my job is to do research about what makes Hispanics tick and how best to reach them. Given my expertise, Huntington's book sounds offensive, with dangerous rhetoric. This country is founded on the basis that all people are welcome and encouraged to assimilate. The variety has created a fascinating mix of cultures, where much can be gained from the experiences of...
  • Two Wests (a conversation)

    02/14/2004 9:09:47 AM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 236+ views
    New Perspectives Quarterly ^ | Fall 03 | Samuel Huntington / Anthony Giddens
    Two Wests This conversation between Samuel Huntington of Harvard University and Anthony Giddens of the London School of Economics took place under the auspices of the Aspen Institute Italia in late Spring. Samuel Huntington | The central division in the West is one which so many people have focused on: the difference in power between the United States and Europe. This division naturally gives rise to antagonisms, and, at times, conflicts, and certainly to differences in perspective and interest. This is not a relationship, however, which is limited to the US and Europe. It is basically, I believe, a product...
  • (George) Washington challenged

    01/28/2004 12:13:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 100+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/28/04 | AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — George Washington is facing an opponent for office, even though his term has long expired.</p> <p>The title of "first president" has always belonged to Mr. Washington, but in the southeastern Connecticut city of Norwich, there's a mounting effort to rewrite history.</p>
  • Group Insists Washington Not First Prez

    01/27/2004 8:33:01 AM PST · by ZGuy · 12 replies · 364+ views
    Daily News ^ | 1/27/2004 | NOREEN GILLESPIE
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- George Washington is facing an opponent for office, even though his term has long expired. The title of "first president" has always belonged to Washington, but in the southeastern Connecticut city of Norwich, there's a mounting effort to rewrite history. The Norwich Historical Society believes the title rightfully belongs to Samuel Huntington, the Connecticut native and president of the Continental Congress when the Articles of Confederation were ratified in 1781. "We don't do this in the spirit of anything except having history be historically correct," said Bill Stanley, the association's president. "The honor of first president...