Samuel P. Huntington

1927 - 2008

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Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927 – December 24, 2008) was an American political scientist, adviser and academic. He spent more than half a century at Harvard University, where he was director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs and the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor. During the presidency of Jimmy Carter, Huntington was the White House Coordinator of Security Planning for the National Security Council. During the 1980s Apartheid era in South Africa, he served as an adviser to P. W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel P. Huntington has received more than 1,034,402 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Samuel P. Huntington is the 2nd most popular political scientist, the 210th most popular biography from United States (up from 232nd in 2019) and the most popular American Political Scientist.

Huntington is most famous for his book "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order."

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Among political scientists, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 2 out of 29Before him are Zygmunt Bauman. After him are Étienne de La Boétie, Harold Lasswell, Hans Morgenthau, Francis Fukuyama, Ralf Dahrendorf, Benedict Anderson, Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1927, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 11Before him are Roger Moore, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Günter Grass, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Falk, and Albert Uderzo. After him are Lawrence Kohlberg, Vladimir Komarov, Mstislav Rostropovich, László Kubala, Turgut Özal, and Janet Leigh. Among people deceased in 2008, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 11Before him are Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Arthur C. Clarke, Charlton Heston, Suharto, and Albert Hofmann. After him are Chinghiz Aitmatov, Hua Guofeng, Jørn Utzon, Sydney Pollack, Harold Pinter, and Roy Scheider.

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Among people born in United States, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 210 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Adams (1735), Louis Sullivan (1856), Frank Zappa (1940), George Marshall (1880), and Ronnie James Dio (1942). After him are Philip K. Dick (1928), Richard Gere (1949), Gary Cooper (1901), Rocky Marciano (1923), Christopher Lloyd (1938), and Herbert Hoover (1874).


Among political scientists born in United States, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 1After him are Harold Lasswell (1902), Francis Fukuyama (1952), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Gene Sharp (1928), Joseph Nye (1937), Robert D. Putnam (1941), John Mearsheimer (1947), William Graham Sumner (1840), Robert Keohane (1941), Norman Finkelstein (1953), and Graham Allison (1940).