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Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. HuntingtonAKA Samuel Phillips Huntington

Born: 18-Apr-1927
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 24-Dec-2008
Location of death: Martha's Vineyard, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Tisbury Village Cemetery, Tisbury, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Clash of Civilizations

Military service: US Army

Prominent Harvard political scientist accused of xenophobia for the content of his books, most especially The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996). In it, Huntington predicts that the history of the 21st century will be dominated by struggle between human cultures and not individual countries:

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.

Father: Richard Thomas Huntington
Mother: Dorothy Sanborn Phillips
Wife: Nancy Arkelyan

    High School: Peter Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY
    University: BA, Yale University (1946)
    University: MA Political Science, University of Chicago (1948)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1951)
    Professor: Government, Harvard University (1950-58)
    Professor: Columbia University (1959-62)
    Professor: Government, Harvard University (1963-)

    US National Security Council Coordinator of Security Planning (1977-78)
    Foreign Policy Founder and Co-Editor
    America Abroad Media Advisory Board
    American Enterprise Institute Council of Economic Advisors
    Brookings Institution Research Assistant (1952-53)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Foreign Policy Research Institute Board of Advisors
    Freedom House Board of Trustees
    International Institute for Strategic Studies Director (1989)
    John Kerry for President
    McCain 2000
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

Author of books:
The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations (1957, politics)
The Common Defense: Strategic Programs in National Politics (1961, politics)
Political Power: USA / USSR (1964, international affairs)
Political Order in Changing Societies (1968, international affairs)
American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony (1981, politics)
The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late 20th Century (1993, nonfiction)
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996, international affairs)
Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity (2004, social studies)


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