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Ian Morris's new book, "Why the West Rules--For Now" (+video)

In a book Jared Diamond has described as "three books wrapped into one: an exciting novel that happens to be true; an entertaining but thorough historical account of everything important that happened to any important people in the last ten millennia; and an educated guess about what will happen in the future," Ian Morris spans fifty thousand years of history and brings together the latest findings across disciplines—from ancient history to neuroscience—not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the future will bring in the next hundred years.

In a book Jared Diamond has described as "three books wrapped into one: an exciting novel that happens to be true; an entertaining but thorough historical account of everything important that happened to any important people in the last ten millennia; and an educated guess about what will happen in the future," Ian Morris spans fifty thousand years of history and brings together the latest findings across disciplines—from ancient history to neuroscience—not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the future will bring in the next hundred years.

 

The book, Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future, is the subject of a brief interview with Morris by the Stanford News Service, available here, which includes a video clip you can view below. Professor Morris was also featured in a Stanford Daily article, available here