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Samuel P. Huntington
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Educator
    (April 18, 1927-December 24, 2008)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Samuel Phillips Huntington
    Professor at Harvard University (1950-59; 1963-2008)
    Director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs
    Wrote 'The Soldier and the State' (1957), 'Political Order in Changing Societies' (1968), 'The Third Wave' (1991), and 'Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity' (2004)
    Known for the 'Clash of Civilizations' thesis; arguing that the primary axis of conflict in the future will be along cultural lines
    He was repeatedly denied admission to the National Academy of Sciences.
    The Washington Post dubbed him 'Prophet for the Trump Era.'
    He was accused of promoting a xenophobic worldview, particularly directed at Islam, in his 'Civilization' doctrine.
    He was criticized for his promoting cultural assimilation of immigrants in his last book, the controversial 'Who Are We?'
    In the book, he called for the U.S. to pressure immigrants (mainly the Hispanics) to 'adopt English.'
    He also called on America to turn to 'Protestant religions' to 'save itself against the threats' of ethnic immigrants. Colleagues dismissed the book as based on 'pseudo-science' and 'absurd manipulation of facts.'
    When he was advising Prime Minister Botha in the late eighties during the anti-Apartheid uprisings, his solution to the problem was 'reforming' Apartheid rather than outright abolishing the institution.
    His first major book, 'The Soldier and the State,' is considered a landmark on civilian-military relations.
    He met his wife while collaborating with her on a speech for Adlai Stevenson during his 1956 presidential campaign.
    He worked with the White House National Security Council during the Carter administration.
    His rejection by the National Academy was seen as an affront by many given his prominence as a noted academic.
    His assertion that the United States' main adversary would become radical Islam proved prescient in post-9/11 America.
    His writings have often been taken out of context, such as his use of the phrase 'World Order' (appropriated by one guy in particular).

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