A Global Conflict of Interest
The Clash Between Religion & Secularism Overshadows The Clash of Civilizations
by David V. Hicks
Almost a quarter century has passed since Samuel P. Huntington wrote The Clash of Civilizations and proposed "a map of the post-Cold War world." In spite of many thoughtful demurs, his map still serves as a touchstone for scholars and pundits who think and write about everything from the emerging world order to the cause of yesterday's terrorism attack in Nigeria or Paris. "It is my hypothesis," writes Huntington,
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David V. Hicks is a former naval officer and educator with a thirty-year career in independent education, including serving as Chief Academic Officer for Meritas LLC, a family of independent K–12 schools. He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, have four grown children and live on a ranch near Harrison, Montana. They own and operate a certified organic market farm in Bozeman, where they are also members of St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church.
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