Book Discussion on The War of the World

Niall Ferguson talked about his book, The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, published by Penguin… read more

Niall Ferguson talked about his book, The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, published by Penguin Press. He described the conflicts from World War I to the Cold War and how they influenced the twentieth century. He argued that globalization, wealth, and technological breakthroughs have created violence, genocide and fanaticism in our societies. He used history, economics and evolutionary theory in concluding that Western dominance would decline. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on The War of the World

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 19, 2006
Last Aired:
Feb 4, 2007

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  • Nov 19, 2006 | 7:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 02, 2006 | 12:36pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2006 | 8:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 2007 | 1:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 04, 2007 | 7:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
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