No End to History

Theodore Dalrymple examines the ongoing conflict between the USA and China in light of the main thesis of Samuel Huntington’s classic book, The Clash of Civilizations, over at Law & Liberty.

Whether or not we call the conflict between the United States and China a clash of civilizations hardly matters because, as Bishop Butler put it, everything is what it is and not another thing. At the very least, however, Huntington’s thesis liberates us from the Pollyanna theory of international relations.

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