Why the West Rules-- for Now

Why the West Rules-- for Now

The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future

eBook - 2010
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Why does the West rule? In this magnum opus, eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing on 50,000 years of history, archeology, and the methods of social science, to make sense of when, how, and why the paths of development differed in the East and West - and what this portends for the 21st century.
Publisher: Toronto :, McClelland & Stewart,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ♭2010
ISBN: 9781551995816
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 750 pages) :,illustrations, maps, portrait

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Jun 08, 2011

A very substantial book. Goes beyond superficial comparisons. The author constructs a system for comparison that seems practical and uses it as a guideline. One contention is that the individual who invents historical changes is a product of social, geograhpic and more factors. He sees the future as a race between what he calls "singularity' and "nightfall'.

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