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Does Edward Said's "a great deal of demagogy and downright ignorance is involved in presuming to speak for a whole religion or civilization" refer to "(there is) a great deal of demagogy and downright ignorance in Samuel Huntington's presuming to speak for a whole religion or civilization"?

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Samuel Huntington has famously described the conflict between Islam and the West as a "clash of civilizations." Huntington observed that wherever Muslims and non-Muslims share a border, armed conflict tends to arise. <...........> Many scholars have attacked Huntington's thesis, however. Edward Said wrote that "a great deal of demagogy and downright ignorance is involved in presuming to speak for a whole religion or civilization."


-Sam Harris' The End of Faith
 
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