Very good analysis. I agree, but I think the clash between China and the West is all the more intensified as China has a grudge against the West since the opium wars, and anyway they think that the Westerners have stolen everything from them, such as gunpowder etc.
in this sense i think it is in the interest of western countries to join usa in a civilizational struggle. The problem is that if there is a real alliance between China and Russia, although the USA could have European countries with them, they would find themselves alone against China and Russia because no European country has the power of Russia and of course even less China.Except that of course Russia and China is not a natural alliance and the Russians in such an alliance would not gain in the long term. The American leaders can therefore prevent this alliance if they agree to be more conciliatory towards Putin.
Basically we are agreed, though I would add that the clash "since the Opium Wars" was essentially a symptom of that clash of civilizations. It was not distinct from it.Further, that this is never totally black and white. Throughout human history, civilizations have clashed - and in clashing they often learn and borrow from each other. It would be fun to think that civilizations get a monopoly on the things that they create. Not so. Just ask the Islamist terrorist who used airplanes - an invention of the West - on 9/11.As to your analysis of the USA/China/Russia split - spot on.
I totally agree
Oh I mixed up what the two authors wrote. Ok I guess I agree with Huntington then though
Did you downvote me? Well I’ll downvote you loser
@Better_th4n_You no, I didn't.
Ok I am sorry then for lashing out at you!
@Better_th4n_You It's all right. Just make sure you are firing at the right targets. :D
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You have them backwards. The clash of cultures is Huntington's idea.
@Curmudgeon You're right I commented on your post admitting that I got them backwards.