Civilization: The West and the Rest With Niall Ferguson

  • 2012
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Examining why Western civilization has dominated the world for the past five centuries and whether it will continue to do so. The investigation identifies six attributes that spurred the rise of the West, including competition, science, modern medicine, democracy, consumerism and work ethic, and explains why the East may now be taking the lead.

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Civilization - Preview
00:30 — What led the West to be so influential? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy? Airs on Tuesdays, March 4 and 11, 2014 on PBS (check local (more…)
Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview
00:30 — Examine the West s rise to global dominance based on Niall Ferguson s six principles of prosperity.
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01:32 — Niall Ferguson discusses the clock as a metaphor for the shift of global power.
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02:03 — Niall Ferguson discusses the youth protests of 1968.

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  • Premiered: May 22, 2012
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Examining why Western civilization has dominated the world for the past five centuries and whether it will continue to do so. The investigation identifies six attributes that spurred the rise of the West, including competition, science, modern medicine, de… (more)

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