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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?

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 8:00 PM    The historian explores the West's epic and surprising rise to global dominance. Applying essential economic and political insights, Ferguson identifies what he calls "the six killer applications," which enabled the West to become an economic and political superpower. During the 15th-century spice race, competition, both economic and political, fostered capitalism and spread the wealth in the West from royal courts to a fragmented European state system, outstripping China's monolithic empire. Part 1 of 2 G
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