Samuel Huntington's “the clash of civilizations,” is based on the hypothesis: “In the post-Cold War world the most important distinctions among people are not ideological, political, or economic....
In his article, “The Clash of Civilizations”, Huntington points out that in the 21st century, conflicts will not occur based on ideology of a state or civilization, neither on economic power; but they will take place because the differences in cultural and religious identity between civilizations.
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Amara Lakhous (Italy) was born in Algiers in 1970. He has a degree in philosophy from the University of Algiers and another in cultural anthropology from the University la Sapienza, Rome. He recently completed a Ph.D. thesis titled “Living Islam as a Minority.” Lakhous presents Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio – translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein – about a small culturally mixed community in Rome that is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbours is murdered.