Monday, December 29, 2008

Samuel Huntington Passed Away

First, I hope you all had a great holiday season.

Second, Samuel Huntington, the father of the "clash of civilizations", died Wednesday at age 81. I don't agree with a lot of what he wrote, and I find that as time goes on I agree with less and less; but I cannot disagree that he has had a profound influence on the field of International Relations as a whole, and International Security specifically. His ideas will likely long outlive anybody alive as I write this, but one can only hope that his more fearsome predictions will have proven to be untrue.

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