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The West and the rest

globalization and the terrorist threat

by Roger Scruton

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Published by ISI Books in Wilmington, Del .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Globalization,
  • Terrorism,
  • Religion and international affairs,
  • Globalization -- Religious aspects -- Islam

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-171) and index.

    StatementRoger Scruton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJZ1318 .S38 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 187 p. ;
    Number of Pages187
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3573798M
    ISBN 101882926811, 0826464963
    LC Control Number2002107924
    OCLC/WorldCa50764160

      Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with /5(9). Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with.

      In this fascinating book, British Philosopher (and former university professor) Roger Scruton looks at the West and the Islamic world, and examines what has brought on the present crisis. It is his contention that the both the Western 5/5(5).   “Civilization: The West and the Rest,” by Niall Ferguson. Niall Ferguson doesn’t hide the fact that he means for his latest work of meta-history to take its place on the global .

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The West and the rest by Roger Scruton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit.

Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very by:   The West And The Rest is a beautifully written and concise but also, maybe a bit for the worse as well as mostly for the better, a dense book. Only pages long in this edition, it was very challenging to encapsulate in a review of only a few by: Scrutons book provides a forthcoming account the paths of development between the West as defined as the Judeo-Christian and the rest defined as the Islamic world, with an aim at understanding what led to 9/11 attacks/5.

In contrast, the decay of the West’s own political vision, and its concomitant preoccupation with individual choice, has finally led to a “culture of repudiation” in which that need goes increasingly unfulfilled, principally because the sources of its fulfillment—patriotism, religious belief, traditional ways of life—are routinely mocked.

A historian and cultural critic, his books include The West and the Rest of Us (), Second, enlarged edition (); Invocations and Admonitions (); Decolonising the African Mind (); Voices from Twentieth-century Africa (); Anatomy of Female Power /5. 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. In Civilization: The West and the Rest, bestselling author Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the Rest lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, consumerism, modern medicine %().

The author, a Nigerian poet who studied mathematics and philosophy at MIT, excoriates the West for centuries of predation, along with petit-bourgeois elite Africans like Nkrumah, Senghor, and Houpouet-Boigny.

The book looks toward a ""gigantic reconstruction of [Africa's] society ""to build black power in the African homeland."" This can and should be accomplished by developing.

Buy DVD/Book; About Civilization Read more about the ideas presented in the film. Killer Apps What combination of characteristics set the West apart from the rest of the world.

In "Civilization: The West and the Rest", popular and controversial historian Niall Ferguson sets out to explain why Western civilization, roughly understood as the set of peoples and nations that live in the earth's northern hemisphere, reaching from the U.S.

through Europe, has so far exceeded the accomplishments of other civilizations in world history and in the world at present. The potential for western civilization’s slow demise is one of the themes of Niall Ferguson’s latest book, Civilization: The West and the Rest.

But Ferguson is a historian and so before he explores the West’s future fate he sets out to explain western dominance over the past years or so. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit.

Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best/5(28). "The West and the Rest" sets up a dichotomy that is profoundly false in many ways, and of course patronising to the people he lumps together as (his word) "resterners".

That's quite apart from his Author: Bernard Porter. These were the "killer applications" that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest, opening global trade routes, exploiting newly discovered scientific laws, evolving a system of representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the Industrial Revolution, and embracing a dynamic work ethic.4/5(7).

The West and the Rest is a major contribution to the West’s public discourse about terrorism, civil society, and liberal democracy. Western Civilization Beyond Boundaries Thomas F. Noble Format Type: PDF, ePub, Mobi. "British philosopher Roger Scruton's The West and the Rest does a superb job of placing into context the horrendous events of Septem His book is a marvel of clarity and concision, with an extraordinary amount of information packed into its : Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ORD).

Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit.

Boldly argued and teeming 4/5(24). I found this book, "The West and the Rest" to be an incredibly and worthwhile insight into Western pre-eminence in the modern era. I have learned about historical events that shaped the modern world - no small feat to distill the salient historical factors into one book/5().

Since the attacks of Septemmany attempts at explanation have been made -- but few if any have matched the analytical depth and original displayed by English philosopher and cultural commentator Roger Scruton. In "The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist Threat," Scruton argues that to comprehend and combat Islamic terrorism, The West and the Rest.

Unprecedented in its scope, What the Rest Think of the West provides a rich historical look through the eyes of outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own. "British philosopher Roger Scruton's The West and the Rest does a superb job of placing into context the horrendous events of Septem His book is a marvel of clarity and concision, with an extraordinary amount of information packed into its pages.

Civilization: The West and the Rest. How can one authour in one book provide such an intesting, readble and imaginative review of the history of the 's uniqueness is in the breadth of knowlege expresssed painlessly by the authout/5().The book describes six concepts that the West has developed that allow them to leap ahead of the Rest, unleashing the Industrial Revolution and increasing human productivity.

Six hundred years ago, Ming China and Ottoman Turkey dominated the world civilizations, while Western Europe was a miserable backwater, devastated by incessant war and.