Dr. John Gallagher
The Clash of Civilization
This reading, an excerpt from Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilization was very interesting; it had a lot of points that the world would actually care about. Although there is no Universal Civilization, the author writes the chapter to analyze how the world would work if there was one. During the first part of this reading, I liked the way the writer asks rhetorical questions such as “Can you imagine?” and “What would it be like if?” to make readers question what they believe and think deeper on the subject. Things like that make the reading more interesting. As I kept reading it talks about the different beliefs around the world and how strong the cultures are getting by the years. Also the way that people are raised plays a big role in what they come to believe and support as adults. One’s education can effect things like how they make decisions and their views on important issues. For example, some people think that the U.S deporting those that weren’t born here would solve many problems. Other things like technology and knowledge have big time roles in this reading because without them you can’t be able to know how and when things are going to be discovered. Talking more in depth about the reading when Huntington said, “If in the world would be a single religion that they were moving in the wrong direction “. This would work not only for religion but also language. Huntington talks about monetization and westernization and how those two help and how big the information is. More details about the universal education include industrialization like companies over the farms. Westernization talks about social pluralizing like “U.S country of immigrants” and the classical legacy rule of law, representative body. One of the words from the response would be Kemalism this comes from Turkey which is a very eastern empire. In conclusion I would say that he is really arguing that there is no Universal Civilization, but there still trying to find out how things would work out if there was one. Everyone is different for a purpose.