Civilisation: Is The West History?

Civilisation: Is The West History?

Medicine
Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  October 4, 2014
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The development of modern medicine made it possible to export Western Civilisation to the 'Dark Continent'. But Europe's empires failed in their mission to 'civilise' Africa, exposing the most violent side of Western dominance. Harvard historian Niall Ferguson takes on a big subject: why has the West dominated the rest of the world - and are the days of Western ascendancy coming to an end?

The development of modern medicine made it possible to export Western Civilisation to the 'Dark Continent'. But Europe's empires failed in their mission to 'civilise' Africa, exposing the most violent side of Western dominance. Harvard historian Niall Ferguson takes on a big subject: why has the West dominated the rest of the world - and are the days of Western ascendancy coming to an end?

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