December 14, 2006Foreign Affairs

Moisi’s global clash of emotions

Fear, humiliation, hope and the conflicts of the future

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Here’s another take on conflicts of the future. Dominique Moïsi foresees a global clash of emotions’:

Thirteen years ago, Samuel Huntington argued that a clash of civilizations” was about to dominate world politics. Events since then have proved Huntington’s vision more right than wrong. It would be more correct, however, to speak of a clash of emotions.” The Western world displays a culture of fear, the Arab and Muslim worlds are trapped in a culture of humiliation, and much of Asia displays a culture of hope. [IHT]

What does this imply for a world in which the outcome of wars is decided by what you think it to be?

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