What are the Killer Apps?
European decentralization fostered the growth of political and economic competition, birthing the nation-state and the rise of capitalism.
While eastern Muslim powers slowed scientific progress in their own region, the Christian West advanced militarily and academically.
Widespread land ownership and its ties to the democratic process gave the United States a more productive, stable footing than its neighbors to the south.
- Modern Medicine
Developed and shared throughout colonial outposts in Africa and elsewhere, Western medicine has the power to double life expectancy.
The 20th century witnessed a new model of civilization centered around consumption, as American goods and fashion carried the message of Western freedom.
- Work Ethic
Protestantism in America stressed hard work, saving, and literacy. Yet today while Americans save less and fewer Europeans attend church, there are around 40 million or more Protestants in China.