World Civilization

Please watch the video of this lecture by Edward Said. In his lecture, Said discusses the “myth” of the clash of civilizations and, in particular, the work of Samuel P. Huntington, who has stated “The West must exploit differences and conflicts among Confucian states to support in other civilizations groups sympathetic to western values and interests…”

Reflect on the viewpoint of Said and then consider what we have been studying in regards to the Crusades, the rise of empires after the Black Death, and the four cultural spheres we have studied in class. Please write a one page reflection of your viewpoints. You may quote sources or simply summarize your reflections.