Why the West Rules for Now

Hour 1: Can we predict the future of civilization by looking deep into the past? We’ll explore the “unified theory of all things geopolitical” this hour with Ian Morris, the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics and History at Stanford University. His book, “Why the West Rules–for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future” (Picador, Paperback, 2011), is now out in paperback.