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photoIn 1996, Harvard heavyweight Samuel Huntington sounded the alarm for a coming "Clash of Civilizations." After 9/11, people listened.

Now, in his new book, "Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity," Samuel Huntington focuses his attention on the clash of cultures in America. He sees an America on the edge of losing its core national identity, specifically, the Anglo-Protestant cultural touchstone of its founders.

Click the "Listen" link to hear Samuel Huntington explain why he thinks America's national identity is in danger, who is to blame, and what the solution is.


Samuel Huntington, chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, author of: "Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity"

Andy Hernandez, director of the 21st Century Leadership Center at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and senior editor for The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on June 2, 2004.

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