In Clash of Civilizations, Jonathan Sach explores the human race and sheds light on the violent streak that seems to have taken root in the day to day preferences and perceptions of the modern day man (Sacks, 2002). Jonathan Sach explores the human race in a manner that reminds one of the times when the human race was coming to terms with itself. Each group of humans evolved into a society at its own individual pace.
It is apparent that in the eyes of Jonathan Sach, globalization has played a significant role in bringing the civilizations of the world to a point where a large part of the people in the world have chosen to spend their lives with their daggers drawn and their eyes on the lookout for a victim whose blood they can spill.
“The greatest single antidote to violence is conversation”. (Sacks, 2002, p. 2)
Jonathan Sach begins with reference to the bombings of the World Trade Center and presents the reader with a question of sorts in which he implies that it is perhaps not completely impossible for the modern day man to live in peace and harmony. Jonathan Sach appears to be deeply inspired by the degree of love and dedication that the people of the world came forth with when innocent lives were lost and the reader can see that the Jonathan Sach has seen a way out from the continuing bloodbath that has become an unspoken plague for humanity around the world.
“I found myself wondering at the contrast between the religious fervor of the hijackers and the no less intense longing for peace amongst the religious leaders who were there” (Sacks, 2002, p. 1).