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Civilization the West and the Rest

What Decline of Western Civilization?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Dr. Ferguson's theme isn't new. Root causes of the rise and fall of western civilizations were earlier explored by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond in his books Guns, Germs, and Steel, and Collapse in far more convincing fashion.

WATCH: Why The West Is Losing Out To The Rest

Posted 01.06.2012 | Books

Historian Niall Ferguson discussed "the six killer apps" of prosperity in his recent TED talk. These "apps" refer to certain ideas--competition, sc...