How the West was won

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.”

Samuel P. Huntington

I re-discovered this priceless and accurate comment while re-reading Salam Pax’s old blog. Huntington, of course, is the man who brought us the “Clash of Civilisations” theory – the inevitable confrontation between the West and Islam – and more recently, the Hispanic “threat” to the United States.

In other words, a likely favourite of the US establishment.

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