Sacred vs. Secular
November 28, 2001
When Samuel Huntington first introduced his theory on the "Clash
of Civilizations" in Foreign Policy (summer 1993), it was immediately
translated into Persian and widely discussed among Iranian intellectuals.
Today, following the September 11 attacks, Huntington's The
Clash of Civilizations: Remaking of World Order (1997, Touchstone /
Simon & Schuster) has become an international bestseller.
Samuel P. Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor
at Harvard University, where he is also the director of the John M. Olin
Institute for Strategic Studies and the chairman of the Harvard Academy
for International and Area Studies. He was the director of security planning
for the U.S. National Security Council in the Carter Administration, the
founder and coeditor of Foreign Policy, and the president of the
American Political Science Association. Huntington lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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