Saturday, February 6, 2021

Huntington: Ideologies and Religions

In his book The Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington says that the Western civilization has generated the great political ideologies of the twentieth century—liberalism, socialism, anarchism, corporatism, Marxism, communism, social democracy, conservatism, nationalism, fascism, and Christian democracy—but it has never generated a major religion. He writes: “The great religions of the world are the products of non-Western civilizations and, in most cases, antedate Western civilization.” He says that with the decline of the West, the ideologies will become irrelevant, and the Westphalian separation of religion and international politics will come to an end.

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