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 1,285,288 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Samuel P. Huntington is the 2nd most popular political scientist, the 197th most popular biography from United States (up from 210th in 2019) and the most popular 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, Francis Fukuyama, Harold Lasswell, Georg Jellinek, Hans Morgenthau, Christian Lous Lange, Benedict Anderson, Ralf Dahrendorf, Robert A. Dahl, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1927, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 10Before him are Olof Palme, Roger Moore, Gina Lollobrigida, Günter Grass, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Sidney Poitier. After him are Peter Falk, Vladimir Komarov, Lawrence Kohlberg, Turgut Özal, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Mstislav Rostropovich. Among people deceased in 2008, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 10Before him are Paul Newman, Edmund Hillary, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Arthur C. Clarke, Irena Sendler, and Suharto. After him are Charlton Heston, Albert Hofmann, Hua Guofeng, Sydney Pollack, Jørn Utzon, and Harold Pinter.

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Among people born in United States, Samuel P. Huntington ranks 197 out of 18,182Before him are Gary Cooper (1901), John Rawls (1921), Whitney Houston (1963), John Jay (1745), George Lucas (1944), and Alec Baldwin (1958). After him are Gene Cernan (1934), Ben Affleck (1972), B. F. Skinner (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Barry White (1944), and Henry Fonda (1905).


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