The Patterns of History with Ian Morris (Conversations with History)

2/28/2011; 59 minutes

Harry Kreisler welcomes Stanford Professor Ian Morris
for a discussion of his new book, "Why the West Rules—For Now."Professor Morris uses the insights of biology, geography and sociology to identify the essential features and patterns of global history. Focusing on the complex relationship between geography and social development, he emphasizes humanity's capacity to adapt to the changing constraints and opportunities presented over time. He uses these variables to explain the dominance of the West and the rise of the East.

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