"adrift in similarity" baslikli yazisinda sameul huntington'un "the clash of civilizations" ongorusunu bosa cikaran postmodern dusunur.
iste bir bolum:
"but we are all swimming in those waters, westerners and muslims and others alike. and since the waters are part of the ocean of history, trying to plough or divide them with barriers is futile. these are tense times, but it is better to think in terms of powerful and powerless communities, the secular politics of reason and ignorance, and universal principles of justice and injustice, than to wander off in search of vast abstractions that may give momentary satisfaction but little self-knowledge or informed analysis. the "clash of civilizations" thesis is a gimmick, like "the war of the worlds," better for reinforcing defensive self-pride than for critical understanding of the bewildering interdependence of our time."