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03-14-2014, 08:19 AM
This can be viewed on certain PBS stations.

Very interesting. The blurb in the quote below comments about the election... I did not see anything in the show about US politics now days. It is about history. I assume the comment is intended to mean; reflections of the past and what it might mean about the future.

Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Feruguson
For the past five centuries, Western civilizations have prevailed around the world. More people have been influenced by Western food, clothing, medicine, government and religion worldwide than by any other civilization. How did that happen? What led the West to be so influential and powerful? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy? As America approaches the 2012 presidential election in the midst of a geopolitical paradigm shift, acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson returns to public television with a timely look at the reasons behind the West’s economic ascendancy and why Eastern civilizations may now be taking the lead.

Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson | PBS (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/civilization-west-and-rest/)