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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson Previous Broadcasts

Episode #102H

KQED World: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

(see description in part 1.)

Episode #101H

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.

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