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Why the West Rules--for Now The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future

ISBN: 9780312611699 | 0312611692
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Pub. Date: 10/25/2011

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A New York TimesBestseller An EconomistBest Book of the Year A story fifty thousand years in the making, Why the West Rulesfor Nowclaims a place among the modern classics of world history. Author Ian Morrispolymath, internationally renowned scholar, and "the world's most talented ancient historian" (Niall Ferguson)explains anew the story of Western dominance in this unified theory of all things geopolitical. Describing the patterns of human history, Morris brings together the latest findings across disciplinesfrom ancient history to neurosciencenot only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the next hundred years will bring. At once vibrant, scholarly, and entertaining, Why the West Rulesfor Nowis "a stunningly informative, imaginative, and engaging account...provocative...and intellectually stimulating" (Glenn C. Altschuler, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

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