Written by John Lounsbury
Econintersect: For 90% of human history the West has been more advanced than the East. Ian Morris, Professor of History at Stanford University, presents this 2013 lecture at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. The title is “Why the West Rules — For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future.”
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Prof. Morris reviews many theories of why the West has been dominant throughout most of history. He suggests that the reason has been missed by most and is very simple. It is described by one word. Watch the lecture to find out what that word is.
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