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#1. Reaffirming their Western identity and Westerners accepting their civilization as unique not universal and uniting to renew and preserve it against challenges from non-Western societies. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#2. They weren't immigrating to some existing society; indeed, they often did whatever they could do to destroy whatever existed here in the way of Indian society. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#3. In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#4. In 1920, the West ruled huge amounts of the world. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#5. Much of what we now consider to be problems concerning immigration and assimilation really concern Mexican immigration and assimilation. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#6. And the big question for the West, of course, and to the Europeans is, what other countries, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc, should be incorporated into western institutions? - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#7. Finally, in my critique of the immigration image of America, it is also important to know that we're not only a nation of immigrants, but we are in some part a nation of emigrants, which often gets neglected. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#8. It was this society and culture that among other things - including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe - attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#9. Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#10. Becoming a modern society is about industrialization, urbanization, and rising levels of literacy, education, and wealth. The qualities that make a society Western, in contrast, are special: the classical legacy, Christianity, the separation of church and state, the rule of law, civil society. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#11. But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn't really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#12. These transnationalists have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite's global operations - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#13. Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#14. Civilizations evolve over time, and most scholars of civilization, including people like Carol Quigley, argue that they go through periods of warring states, and eventually evolve into a universal state. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#15. Some Westerners [ ... ] have argued that the West does not have problems with Islam but only with violent Islamist extremists. Fourteen hundred years of history demonstrate otherwise. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#16. The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#17. The essence of Western civilization is the Magna Carta, not the Magna Mac. The fact that non-Westerners may bite into the latter has no implications for their accepting the former. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#18. Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to the sunlight it begins to evaporate. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#19. The great problem there is we have to have the cooperation of those other Asian countries. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#20. Also, of course, for most of this time most Americans thought of America as a white country with, at best, only a very segregated and subordinate role for blacks. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#21. It will take a long time, and certainly the West will remain the dominant civilization well into the next century, but the decline is occurring. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#22. The West hasn't reached its universal state as yet, although its close to it, but it certainly has evolved out of its warring state phase, which it was in for a couple of centuries. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#23. Critics say that America is a lie because its reality falls so far short of its ideals. They are wrong. America is not a lie; it is a disappointment. But it can be a disappointment only because it is also a hope. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#24. Immigrants are people who leave one country, one society, and move to another society. But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#25. Expectations should not always be taken as reality; because you never know when you will be disappointed. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#26. Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#27. Thus, biologically speaking the American people are literally only half an immigrant people. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#28. We also thought of ourselves in racial and largely ethnic terms. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#29. It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China? - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#30. Well, I think the United States first of all has to recognize the world for what it is. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#31. Collective will supplants individual whim - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#32. Cultural America is under siege. And as the Soviet experience illustrates, ideology is a weak glue to hold together people otherwise lacking racial, ethnic, and cultural sources of community. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#33. Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#34. The British were white, English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#35. Many more people in the world are concerned about sports than human rights. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#36. Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they are by citing exceptions to their claims. Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#37. I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#38. There can be no true friends without true enemies. Unless we hate what we are not, we cannot love what we are. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#39. Democracy is premised, in some measure, on majority rule, and democracy is difficult in a situation of concentrated inequalities in which a large, impoverished majority confronts a small, wealthy oligarchy. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#40. political and economic development among civilizations are clearly rooted in their different cultures. East Asian economic success has its source in East Asian culture, as do the difficulties East Asian societies have had in achieving stable democratic political systems. Islamic - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#41. First of all, we haven't always welcomed immigrants. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#42. We really only came around to accepting and integrating the propositional dimension of identity into a concept of ourselves at the time of the American Revolution. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#43. And so in terms of territorial control, in terms of economic preeminence, the western share of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies in particular develop economically. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#44. Our relationship with Mexico in this regard is unique for us, and in many respects unique in the world. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#45. Religiosity distinguishes America from most other Western societies. Americans are also overwhelmingly Christian, which distinguishes them from many non-Western peoples. Their religiosity leads Americans to see the world in terms of good and evil to a much greater extent than most other peoples. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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