January 13, 2014

The 'Clash of Civilizations' That Never Was

Leon Hadar, Haaretz

The Associated Press

A famous 1992 claim that the clash between Western civilization and Islam would be the new global battleground has ultimately proved wide of the mark.

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TAGGED: Al-Qaeda, Samuel Huntington, Clash Of Civilizations


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