Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson

Premiered May 2012

The two-part series examines Niall Ferguson's six principles of prosperity: Competition, Science, Modern Medicine, Property, Consumerism, and Work Ethic. For the past five centuries, Western power has prevailed around the world. What led the West to be so influential? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy?

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson

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Niall Ferguson discusses the youth protests of 1968.

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson

More from Civilization: The Clock

Niall Ferguson discusses the clock as a metaphor for the shift of global power.

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson

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What led the West to be so influential? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy?

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