Samuel Huntington revisited: A wake-up call for the West

Samuel Huntingdon in his famous 1993 essay on the clash of civilizations believed that the next world war, if there is one, will be a war between civilizations. Quoting the Indian Muslim author M. J. Akbar, he also stated that the West’s next confrontation is definitely going to come from the Muslim world. With 9/11, the Madrid train bombings, the London bombings in 2005 and the Paris massacre as well as other terrorist attacks in mind, he was undoubtedly right.

  • Blacksmith

    Too bad we can’t get anyone in the MSM or the western governments to wake up to this threat.

    • Alain

      I would say that it is more than too bad (although I get your meaning), it is unacceptable and amounts to the betrayal of the citizens of those countries. In fact it used to be called simply treason.

    • tom_billesley

      NYT has put an editorial on the front page for the first time in nearly a century. Advocating more gun control of course.

    • Cat-astrophe

      That’s the point exactly.
      They don’t on purpose.

  • Oracle9

    Look, we have had over 27,000 wake-up calls since 9/11, but the somnosis is getting more entrenched, especially now in Canada and the US.

  • Dana Garcia

    I miss Huntington. His 2004 book Who Are We? is one of my favorites.

    John O’Sullivan’s review was an excellent exposition:

  • Cat-astrophe

    I love the photo for the article. Such intensity.
    They just need to talk to Justin.

  • Barrington Minge

    Man in middle – “where is my free McDonalds voucher?”