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"The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations”
Dr. Ian Morris speaks on his latest book, The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations, the follow-up to his popular Why the Rest Rules – For Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About the Future, published in 2011. Dr. Morris discusses how civilizations evolve, his model for measuring them, why Western societies have dominated for much of human history, and when they are likely to be overtaken by Eastern civilizations. Dr. Ian Morris is a Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History at Stanford University in California. He has written extensively on history and archaeology.

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