After Words with Niall Ferguson

The economist and historian argues that western civilization came to dominate the world by developing and using six concepts: competition,… read more

The economist and historian argues that western civilization came to dominate the world by developing and using six concepts: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. But the more the rest of the world adopts these concepts, the less the West dominates it. Mr. Ferguson discussed the historic power of several Western empires and their inevitable decline with author and cultural critic Susan Jacoby. close

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After Words with Niall Ferguson

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 10, 2011
Last Aired:
Dec 18, 2011

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  • Dec 10, 2011 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2011 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 12, 2011 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 12, 2011 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 18, 2011 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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