Rated of 5
Each civilization claims to be perfect or close to the perfect, but it is a relative term. The civilization or culture takes its roots from the particular soil. Old civilizations, in my view can only be blended with the invading ciilizations, but their way of living, culture, moral values and norms could hardly be altered. This clash of civilization is not a new thing, what white people had done to red indians,or the Spanish did to Inkas. Similarly the colonial powers ruled for centuries in places like India & Pakistan and blended their cultures. Even today at almost all the above mentioned places except U.S the roots of original cultures are still visible, and the traditions and living of original society has hardly changed. In present day scenario if west or any other civilization thinks it can intrude into culture and living of other weaker nations, it is almost imposible. This world has seen many powerful civilzations but in the due course of history only those impressions are left, which belong to the particular soil
Rated of 5
by yavuz anik
why are all so prejudiced?
i know the answer: because we are arrogant and ignorant, that's our problem. if someone made a survey about foreign countries not a single person would know anything.
if we want to participate in discussions about foreign policy and foreign countries we need to get better knowledge about their history and need to understand their culture. when i look into some churches and their rules i think they have a lot of rules which are similar to taliban rules. just because cnn tells us they are bad we don't need to believe it. they are bad but some organisations in the u.s. are bad as well. we need to have critical thoughts about news amd opinions of politicians. we still believe that our westernized culture is better than the eastern backwards cultures but the reason for our superiority just comes from exploiting other countries. the hatred from the eastern world is just a direct result of the globalisation. with his book huntington just supports prejudices and hatred against the islam and the middle east.
what i personally totally disliked was that he thinks turkey is going to take a leading role in the islamic world. this is very unthankful because turkey is a very westernized country and the u.s. have their largest army base in a foreign country in turkey. from here they attack iraq. without turkey a strike against iraq or afghanistan wouldn't be possible.
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