n Journal for Contemporary History - September 11 : a clash of civilizations?
|Article Title||September 11 : a clash of civilizations?|
|© Publisher:||University of the Free State|
|Journal||Journal for Contemporary History|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||119 - 133|
The sudden collapse of communism at the end of the 1980s surprised many theorists and political scientists. Not only was it unsuspected, but it changed the way in which future political affairs would be conducted. For more than forty years, world affairs were dominated by a bipolar system that divided states into two ideological camps. Conflict, diplomacy and economic interaction were conducted in the context of the rivalry between the liberal democratic West against the communist East.
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