Samuel Phillipps Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington was born on April 18, 1929, and died at age 81, on December 24, 2008. Contrary to his admirers, he was NOT an honorable man. Though he published several books, and served at Columbia University as Deputy Director of the Institute for War and Peace Studies, he advocated the concentration of the rural population of Vietnam as a means for isolating the Vietcong, he was also co-author of The Crisis of Democracy: On the Governability of Democracies, a report issued by the Trilateral Commission in 1976. 
In his "expanded" version of The Clash of Civilizations, revised as "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order" in 1996, he argued that post-Cold War conflict would most frequently and violently occur between the world's major civilizations, for example: Western, Latin American, Islamic, Chinese, Hindu, Orthodox, Japanese, and Africa. He argued that Western nations will lose predominance, if they fail to recognize the irreconcilable nature of cultural tensions.