Niall ferguson the west and the rest pdf

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niall ferguson the west and the rest pdf

Civilization by Niall Ferguson: | Books

True; he is not a conservative. He is a liberal right winger, a neoconservative. Wikipedia's entry on neoconservatism correctly includes him as one of its proponents. The Western world has moved so far left that a committed believer in the spread of individual rights, free markets, enlightenment values around the world, including feminism and gay rights is now seen as a conservative. John Gray was not way off the mark in suggesting that neoconservatism represents the continuation of the Marxist-Leninist internationalist project.
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Civilization: Is the West History?

Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson – review

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The West is on the defensive, challenged economically by the ascent of China and politically and militarily by a wave of Islamist hatred. Perhaps as great a challenge is internal. The study of Western civilization, which dominated American education after World War II, has long been under attack, and is increasingly hard to find in our schools and colleges. When it is treated at all, the West is maligned because of its history of slavery and imperialism, an alleged addiction to war and its exclusion of women and nonwhites from its rights and privileges. Some criticize its study as narrow, limiting, arrogant and discriminatory, asserting that it has little or no value for those of non-European origins. Or it is said to be of interest chiefly as a horrible example. Niall Ferguson thinks otherwise.

N iall Ferguson has written this, his latest book, largely for teenagers. Some of them appear at the beginning of the Channel 4 series accompanying the book. That will account for his use here of terms such as "killer apps". In the film the youngsters clearly understood this. They smiled weakly. I still don't the "killer" part, that is.

For the past five centuries, Western civilizations have prevailed around the world. More people have been influenced by Western food, clothing, medicine, government and religion worldwide than by any other civilization.
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Look Inside. Oct 30, ISBN Nov 01, ISBN How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed?




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    NIALL FERGUSON Civilization The West and the Rest ALLEN LANE an imprint of PENGUIN BOOKS ALLEN LANE Published by the Penguin Group Penguin.

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