Are the East and West on a course toward a "Clash of Civilizations"?
Here we seek to promote
a dialogue among cultures, focussing on how the quality of human creativity, that makes each man and woman 'in the image of
God,' is manifest in different cultures.
Robert Trout is the creator of this site
Table of Contents:
Huntington and Hobbes
A review of Samuel Huntington's book "The Clash of Civilizations"
Ancient China's Technology
The Science and Technology that
Ancient China Taught the West
Confucianism and Christianity
Examines how Confucianism and Christianity contain many of the same values
A review of the Britain's Opium Wars, and the Americans who saw the opium traffic as part
of Britain's overall colonial system.
Leibnizian Natural Law
America's Founders were inspired by a conception of natural law, that rejected the Hobbesian view of man, and sought to promote
the happiness of all nations.
Leibniz on China
The great German philosopher, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz saw dialogue and cooperation between Europe and China as crucial to
the development of the world.