Monday, June 4, 2012

Niall Ferguson's Civilization

Someone must be asleep at the switch in PBS headquarters.  They are running a two hour video version of historian Niall Ferguson's essay about Western Civilization's six killer apps; why the West is in collapse; and what we can do about it: Civilization: The West and the Rest.

The last segment is so politically incorrect that liberals and libertarians everywhere should put protective shielding around their heads to prevent their brains from splattering on the walls.


  1. I think the biggest issue facing the West is low birth rates. If anything is going to kill our civilization, that'll be it.

  2. The Israel and the US (for now) are OK there, just not the rest of the West and Japan.

    I do fear the Great Recession and lots of related details like the student debt bomb will change that for us.

  3. Libertarians?

    He listed intrusive government as a killer app?

  4. Huh? competition, science, the rule of law, medicine, consumerism and work ethic