FEATURE
Samuel Huntington, 1927-2008
A tribute to the provocative, brilliant, and intellectually fearless cofounder of Foreign Policy.
By Katherine Yester
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, 8:00 PM
When Samuel P. Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel cofounded Foreign Policy in 1970, their explicit goal was to attack entrenched orthodoxies in the Washington debate. They promised a journal that would be "serious but not scholarly, lively but not glib, and critical without being negative."
Huntington passed away on December 24, grandly and rightly praised as one of the world’s most influential thinkers. His long career as an intellectual impresario was less well known: With his fertile mind and boundless energy, Huntington produced not only groundbreaking books and articles but also an amazing array of academic and editorial initiatives, of which this magazine is only one example.
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