Genetic Determination as a Source of Cultural Clashes Between Civilizations



The subject of this study is intercultural contacts and relationships, the point of view that the logic and rational thinking of fundamentalists are very different from the logic of secularists. The author of the article concludes that the differences between the two main civilizations, archaic-fundamentalist-religious and atheistic-secular, determine the creation of different political structures in human society.

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Keywords: geopolitical and military-strategic importance, Georgia, the Middle East conflict, a new world order, the struggle between civilizations, an archaic fundamentalist civilization, an athenic-secular civilization, the collapse of Soviet totalitarianism, a historical compromise.

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology


Acknowledgements. The author is grateful to Dr. Anita Weiner, Professor Abraham Wolfensohn, as well as Dr. Ilan Pappa, Mr. Jerry Levit, Professor Shlomo Ben Ami, Professor Vladimir Chelidze, Dr. Maya Boter and A. Shevchenko for their constructive contributions.

For citation: Boterashvili D.B. Genetic Determination as a Source of Cultural Clashes Between Civilizations [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2020. Vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 30–40. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2020070403. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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David B. Boterashvili, Doctor of Political Science, Professor, Research Department, Center for Georgian Art in Israel, Israel, ORCID:, e-mail:



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