The Practice of Mutual Aid on a Planetary Scale
Maurício Andrés Ribeiro
“We are striving to flourish
tomorrow as a new civilization,
mestizo and tropical, proud of herself.”
Political scientist Samuel Huntington proposes that the future will be shaped by the interactions among some major civilizations: Western, Confucian (China), Japanese, Islamic, Hindu (India), Slavic-Orthodox (Russia), Latin American and African. Bilateral relations between them are in some cases conflictive and in other cases less conflictive (…).
In his view, Latin American civilization has strong relationships with the Western civilization of the North Atlantic (North America and Europe) and has no significant links with the other ones. In this scheme, Brazil is not visible and is perceived as part of the Latin American civilization.