Civilization: Is The West History?

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Harvard historian Niall Ferguson takes on a big subject: why the West has dominated the rest of the world - and whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. In this six-part series, Ferguson takes viewers on an extraordinary journey as he reveals what he considers to be the six 'killer applications' of the West's success - competition, science, property, medicine, consumerism and work ethic.

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