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Look Inside. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself.

Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best. Ferguson tells his story with characteristic verve and an eye for the felicitous phrase. It feels urgent. Ferguson, with a properly financially literate mind, twists his knife with great literary brio…Ferguson ends by suggesting the biggest threat is not China but ourselves — our cowardice, drawn from ignorance, even stupidity, about our past.

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Civilization : the West and the rest

Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed unlikely to achieve much more than perpetual internecine warfare. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals?

Civilization: Is the West History? Presented by Niall Ferguson , the show reveals the 'killer apps' of the West's success — competition, science, the property owning democracy, modern medicine, the consumer society and the Protestant work ethic — the real explanation of how, for five centuries, a clear minority of mankind managed to secure the majority of the earth's resources. According to the historian, Western civilization's rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. All around the world, more and more people study at universities, work for companies, vote for governments, take medicines, wear clothes, and play sports, all of which have strong 'western' influences. Yet six hundred years ago the kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals?

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Has Civilization by Niall Ferguson been sitting on your reading list? Pick up the key ideas in the book with this quick summary. If you had been able to travel around the globe in the fifteenth century, you would have been more impressed with the civilizations of the Orient than with those of Europe. The societies in the East were more culturally and technologically advanced than their European counterparts. Europe was in fact a relative backwater, plagued by conflict among its many states.

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What was it about the civilization of Western Europe that allowed it to trump the outwardly superior empires of the Orient? The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If so, Mr. Ferguson warns, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.

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