Last updated on: 6/8/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Samuel P. Huntington, JD Biography

Title:
Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“Americans are one of the most religious people in the world, particularly compared with the peoples of other highly industrialized democracies. But they nonetheless tolerate and respect the rights of atheists and nonbelievers. Unbelievers do not have to recite the pledge, or engage in any religiously tainted practice of which they disapprove. They also, however, do not have the right to impose their atheism on all those Americans whose beliefs now and historically have defined America as a religious nation.”

June 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies
  • Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University
  • Former Director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University
  • Former Chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
  • Former Chairman of the Department of Government at Harvard University
  • Founder/Co-Editor of Foreign Policy journal
  • President, American Political Science Association, 1986-1987
  • White House Coordinator of Security Planning for the National Security Council, 1977-1978
Education:
  • PhD, Harvard University, 1951
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?
  2. Is the United States a Christian Nation?