In “The Clash of Civilizations?” Samuel Huntington argues that conflict between civilizations is inevitable. Huntington believes that the differences that separate societies are basic and have created differing perspectives and values. The conflict between competing groups, often results in violence and a struggle for power. Huntington points out that religion divides people and is not easy to compromise. Among this division, there are common goals of modernity. Huntington also argues that as Non-Western societies seek modernity while maintaining their traditions, the West will need to accommodate and identify what connects rather than what divides societies. The article was written in 1993, so I am interested to know how Huntington’s argument applies ten years later. Is Japan still the only nation that has successfully achieved Non-Western modernity? What does this look like today with the advancement of technology and communication of ideas?