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Jan 23, 2012

Show 797 From Book TV- Niall Ferguson, "Civilization: The West and the Rest," hosted by Susan Jacoby. 56 min. 39 sec. - December 10, 2011.

The acclaimed economist and historian argues that western civilization came to dominate the world by developing and using six concepts: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. But the more the rest of the world adopts these concepts, the less the West dominates it. Mr. Ferguson discusses the historic power of several Western empires and their inevitable decline with author and cultural critic Susan Jacoby.

 

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