Why the West Rules–For Now


Ian Morris, a Stanford historian, has just published a new sweeping history of humanity. In Why the West Rules–For Now, he builds a theory of the evolution of human societies and tries to explain why the East and the West have been swapping seats for millennia in world domination. The beginning is very promising, and fans of Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel and Landes' The Wealth and Poverty of Nations are likely to appreciate Morris' verve and breadth of knowledge.




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