Civilization

Civilization

The West and the Rest

DVD - 2012
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Niall Ferguson explores the reasons why the West once ruled the world and why its influence may decrease in the future.
Publisher: [London] : 2 Entertain ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA by Warner Home Video, 2012
Description: 2 videodiscs (288 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780780692541
Branch Call Number: DVD 909.08 Civ
Additional Contributors: Ferguson, Niall

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stephanlh
Nov 24, 2016

This was very enlightening. I had never heard of anyone really trying to understand what has happened in the last 500 years. May be it was a bit simplistic to use the concept of 'apps', but it was a way of dividing things up into ├ępisodes which made some sense as it is a lot of information for one single thrust. May be it did not provide all the answers as to why the Western countries as Canada, the USA, Britain, Germany and France have made so much progress in science or why these same nations have come to dominate world politics (until now?), but it certainly is better than not reflecting on the reality and not be willling to even attempt in the face of all the political correctness we see, especially here in Ottawa.

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dprodrig
Apr 28, 2014

The series started off on a promising note, and then seemed to really stretch to find how it's theory fit actual world happenings. Trying to use "apps" to appeal to a younger audience, oversimplifies some of the complex things driving progress and makes them completely unbelievable as a result. Wasn't impressed with this series, especially by the end.

Vitruian Jul 09, 2013

I would highly reccommend this DVD for the entire family viewed over serveral nights or in one marathon sitting after a big Hoilday dinner.

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