Why the West Rules - For Now

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by curiousbrain, May 4, 2011.

  1. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    If you have an hour and a half, and the idea of "... physical geography rather than culture, religion, politics, genetics, or great men explain[ing] Western domination of the globe" is interesting to you, take a look at this lecture by Ian Morris.

    Link.
     
    Lasted edited by : May 4, 2011
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Guns, Germs, and Steel makes a similar case, excellent book.

    You can watch the entire documentary that was based on the book here.
     
  3. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I had heard of the book, but didn't know there was a documentary; I'll order the book and watch the film while waiting.

    Cheers.
     
    Lasted edited by : May 5, 2011
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Download to your Kindle and you won't have to wait.
     
  5. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I don't own one.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They start at $139 for the Wi-Fi version and are $189 for the 3-G. You can get them for $114 but the trade-off are the ads that appear as your screen saver.

    I think you would enjoy a Kindle. Dave.