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  • n. Plural form of civilization.


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  • They may be the future of Islam, in which case a long, bitter "clash of civilizations" is scarcely avoidable.

    Stromata Blog:

  • "As we're trying to understand the biology of the entire planet, we expect what we find in these places with long-term civilizations … to be totally different than what we find here,"

  • ANNAN: ... clash between so-called civilizations based on the exaggeration of religious and cultural differences, or the global community, respecting diversity and rooted in universal values.

    CNN Transcript Nov 10, 2001

  • German civilization is the only civilization; but it is not the thought of France or England that their civilizations are the only ones.

    The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol. 1, January 9, 1915 What Americans Say to Europe

  • A similar organic change in our conception of human life and its phenomena is involved in the foregoing definitions of the classes of life; they will replace basic errors with scientific truths of fundamental importance; they will form the basis for scientific development of a permanent civilization in place of the periodically convulsive so-called civilizations of the past and present.

    Manhood of Humanity.

  • The Alliance of Civilizations [was] created to oppose the clash of civilizations, that is jihad.

    Jihad Monitor

  • Concerning the above, how deep racism is embedded in the original primitive accumulation of capital in 'civilizations' of

    OpEdNews - Diary: Venezuela: The Principle of Hope Against Global United States Military Bases

  • Realistically, the best one can hope for may be that as wide as possible a spectrum of states, including states from different "civilizations," in Samuel Huntington's sense, may reach agreement on the description of as many particular cases as possible.

    Is There a Good Terrorist?

  • The central point is that these particulars are not distributed around the world according to regions, in line with the grand distinctions among "civilizations," such as that between "Western" and "Indian" backgrounds, which have figured so prominently in theories linked to an alleged "clash of civilizations."

    'The Reach of Reason': An Exchange

  • And the president wanted to be very clear that this is not a war of, quote, "civilizations," that this is not a war against Islam.

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2001


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