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Brocker I 844
Islam/Huntington: Thesis: The increase in ethnic and religious wars has continued to increase since the end of the Cold War and is now increasingly in the public consciousness. In particular, the antagonism "between local Muslim and non-Muslim populations" (1) appears as proof that above all Islamic culture is involved in numerous local conflicts. Huntington clearly criticizes Islam by accusing Muslims of "problems in living peacefully with their neighbours". (2) In addition to demographic and political changes, he sees the reason for this Islamic hostility in particular in the conflictuality
Brocker I 845
of Muslim traditions, which had been instrumentalized especially in the course of the 20th century.
Brocker I 846
Huntington again sees the danger of Islamic infiltration in Europe, while multiculturalist tendencies threaten US identity. The quality of transatlantic relations is therefore of particular importance for the status of Western culture. Polemically, Huntington particularly calls on US decision-makers to recognize the reality of the "divide between Western Christianity [...] and Orthodoxy and Islam". (3)



1. Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, New York 1996. Dt.: Samuel P. Huntington, Kampf der Kulturen. Die Neugestaltung der Weltpolitik im 21. Jahrhundert, München/Wien 1998 (zuerst 1996).S. 416
2. Ebenda S. 418
3. Ebenda S. 508


Philipp Klüfers/Carlo Masala, „Samuel P. Huntington, Kampf der Kulturen“, in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018


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PolHunt I
Samuel P. Huntington
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order New York 1996

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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