In a clash of wills: victory or surrender?

AVOIDING A CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS. Does that sound like a bit of a stretch when it's about all you can do to dodge a clash with your own daughter who is determined to get a body piercing you find unacceptable? Or prevent a squabble with a domineering co-worker? Or maybe escape an angry reaction toward someone who just cut you off on the freeway?

Maybe a clash of civilizations isn't really so distant from your daily routine. After all, the term civilization isn't too many steps away from civil, which describes how individual citizens relate, and civility, which involves respect and tolerance.

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