Who are We

Who are We

Description

In his seminal work The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel Huntington argued provocatively and presciently that with the end of the cold war, "civilizations" were replacing ideologies as the new fault lines in international politics. Now in his controversial new work, Who Are We?, Huntington focuses on an identity crisis closer to home as he examines the impact other civilizations and their values are having on our own country. America was founded by British settlers who brought with them a distinct culture, says Huntington, including the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment, and respect for law. The waves of immigrants that later came to the United States gradually accepted these values and assimilated into America's Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, our national identity has been eroded by the problems of assimilating massive numbers of primarily Hispanic immigrants and challenged by issues such as bilingualism, multiculturalism, the devaluation of citizenship, and the "denationalization" of American elites. September 11 brought a revival of American patriotism and a renewal of American identity, but already there are signs that this revival is fading. Huntington argues the need for us to reassert the core values that make us Americans. Timely and thought-provoking, Who Are We? is an important book that is certain to shape our national conversation about who we are.


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Details

Author(s)
Samuel P Huntington
Format
Paperback | 428 pages
Dimensions
158 x 230 x 29mm | 481g
Publication date
05 Dec 2005
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0684870541
ISBN13
9780684870540
Bestsellers rank
23,182