Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
Historian Niall Ferguson explores philosophical and political developments that have enabled the Western hemisphere to dominate the globe for the past 500 years. And he asks, as the developing world adopts the ways of the West, can the West survive?
Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
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KQED World: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
The 2-part program examines Ferguson's six principles of prosperity - competition; science; modern medicine; democracy; consumerism; and the (Protestant) work ethic. Spanning theories on the rise and fall of empires past and present, Ferguson explains how the West taught others its ideas and institutions. And in so doing, the West may be endangering its power.