The Clash of Civilizations is a theory, proposed by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington, that people’s cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world.
I’m a big fan of this theory. The most high-profile civilization clash is between Westerners and the Muslim world.
What is fascinating is how this confrontation can be represented in two archetypal weapons.
The ultimate selfless weapon: the suicide bomber.
The ultimate selfish weapon: the unmanned drone.
You can’t have a stronger contrast: archetypal selflessness against archetypal selfishness.
Which makes me wonder.
When the selfish fights the selfless, who wins?