Saturday, December 27, 2008

R.I.P. Samuel P. Huntington

. Saturday, December 27, 2008

Samuel P. Huntington died on Christmas Eve. He gave us one of the more interesting recent grand theories, even if he didn't turn out to be quite the prophet that many thought he was. His earlier thesis that transitions from authoritarianism to liberalism should be undertaken gradually is more relevant now than ever. I am not a fan of his work on immigration but that does not diminish his other contributions.

Wikipedia here. An Atlantic article from 2001 by Robert Kaplan here.

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R.I.P. Samuel P. Huntington
 
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