Iranian Islam and the Faustian Bargain of Western Modernity

Author(s): Mehrzad Boroujerdi (published in Journal of Peace Research, vol. 34, No. 1, Feb. 1997 , 1997)


scholars and political commentators alike criticize Fukuyama and Huntington for their pretentious prophecies, partisan historicism, and deficient justifications as well as their portrayal of 'civilizations' as well-defined homogeneous entities. I believe, however, that more serious faults occur with their theories due to their curt and cursory reading of the intellectual and political history of non-Western societies.

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