The Sexual Clash of Civilizations

In his seminal 1996 book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel Huntingdon argued that a clash between civilizations is the primary cause of conflict on the global scene today. However, in a fascinating article published in the journal Foreign Policy, researchers Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris argue that the real clash between civilizations is not about democracy–but sex.

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Civilization on the Brink: Cultural Observations

As historian Will Durant once noted, “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.” Durant, who along with his wife Ariel surveyed the span of Western civilization, provided a short summary of the process of civilizational decline, as order gives way to a corrupted view of liberty that finally dissolves into chaos. In our times, civilization is standing at the brink of disaster.

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