All The More Reason


Samuel Huntington
February 2, 2007, 10:58 am
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Interesting interview with Samuel Huntington here, via aldaily, that covers some of his thoughts on Islam and 21st century politics. Here’s one choice quote:

NPQ | Many tout Turkey as a bridge between the Western world and the Muslim world. Do you see that?

Huntington | I wouldn’t put a great deal of emphasis on that. Turkey has its own interests and, historically, Turkey conquered most of the Arab world, and the Arabs had to fight wars of liberation to free themselves from the Turks. That’s in the past, of course, and doesn’t necessarily shape what is going to happen. But it’s there in people’s memories.

Jonathan Smith

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