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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson

Episode #101

Examine the West's economic ascendancy based on Niall Ferguson's six principles of prosperity: competition, science, modern medicine, democracy, consumerism and work ethic. [116 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Historian Niall Ferguson explores philosophical and political developments that have enabled the Western hemisphere to dominate the globe for the past 500 years. And he asks, as the developing world adopts the ways of the West, can the West survive?

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