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Civilization: The West and the Rest With Niall Ferguson

Examining why Western civilization has dominated the world for the past five centuries and whether it will continue to do so. The investigation identifies six attributes that spurred the rise of the West.

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Clips

More from Civilization: The Clock

More from Civilization: The Clock

Niall Ferguson discusses the clock as a metaphor for the shift of global power.

More from Civilization: '60s Protests

More from Civilization: '60s Protests

Niall Ferguson discusses the youth protests of 1968.

Previews

Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview

Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview

Airs Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

Civilization - Preview

Civilization - Preview

What led the West to be so influential? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy?