Samuel Huntington, Harvard Univeristy’s Albert J. Weatherhead University Professor.
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"Samuel Huntington's Legacy: Day 2"
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy
Author: Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security
In light of Samuel Huntington’s recent passing, Foreign Policy hosted a "virtual roundtable," conducted over e-mail, on his life and legacy. Leading commentators and scholars responded to the question: "What was Samuel P. Huntington's greatest insight about the world and/or what was his greatest analytical error?"
"Samuel P. Huntington was a major figure in modern political science because he always asked big questions, and because he made controversial arguments that forced his readers to think. His relentless curiosity, commitment to tackling important real-world issues, and intellectual fearlessness were both inspiring and daunting. That rare combination of traits may explain why he is the only foreign-policy intellectual whose fan club includes realists, liberals, and neoconservatives."
Read the full text of Stephen Walt's contribution to "Samuel Huntington's Legacy" here (login may be required).
Read another tribute to Samuel Huntington by Stephen Walt here.
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