Category Archives: Samuel Huntington

Immune Systems, Individual and Social

I listened to Russ Robert’s interview with Moises Valsquez-Manoff (on Econtalk) yesterday on my drive to pick up my daughter. The conversation was about recent studies showing the role increased hygiene plays in the rise of allergies and auto-immune diseases. … Continue reading

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Paul & the Faithfulness of God

One of the Christmas presents my wife gave me was N.T. Wright’s latest big book (if you know his work you know what I mean by “big book.”), Paul and the Faithfulness of God. In Chapter 2 (which I just … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Miss

In an article from Proceedings, Lieutenant Colonel James G. Lacey considers the apparent dependency of US planners on scenarios presented by Samuel Huntington (Clash of Civilizations) and Bernard Lewis (The Crisis of Islam) and finds it wanting. Though he mentions … Continue reading

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Thinking about diversity

Much of my current research focuses on the connection of Christian political theology with three popular streams of social study/philosophy: Samuel Huntington’s work on the Clash of Civilizations. (I’m familiar with Huntington’s work through his books The Clash of Civilizations … Continue reading

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