About the Program
The acclaimed 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 discusses the historic power of several Western empires and their inevitable decline with author and cultural critic Susan Jacoby.
Niall Ferguson is the author of several books including "Paper and Iron," "The Pity of War," and "The Ascent of Money." He is currently the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Mr. Ferguson is also a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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