Context with Brad Harris
Brad Harris, Historian
What led to the rise of the modern world? How have we made so much progress, and what are its consequences? What are humanity's best ideas? Join award-winning historian Brad Harris as he engages these fundamental questions and interprets the biggest historical forces that shape their answers, from the rise of civilization and the development of modern science to the spread of disease and the growth of globalization.
Applied Perspective: A Conversation with Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson is one of the most influential historians of our generation. His professional effort extends well beyond academia to ensure that policy makers and the public better understand how to apply historical lessons to current issues. Niall and I connected to further discuss some of those issues. We talk about the changing politics of academia, the growing challenge of interpreting history productively, the problem of judging the past by the moral standards of the present, and more.
The Square and the Tower, by Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson, perhaps the most famous historian of our generation, offers yet another breakthrough in his latest work, The Square and the Tower. Through groundbreaking research, Ferguson reveals how social networks, from the Freemasons of the middle ages to Facebook in the 21st century, disrupt established hierarchies to divert the course of history, both for better and for worse. Join me at patreon.com/context for ad-free episodes and bonus content. Visit https://bradharris.com to learn more.
Why the West Rules - For Now, by Ian Morris
Is there a logic to history? Many scholars insist that each culture may only be understood on its own terms, but In Why the West Rules - For Now, Ian Morris counters that if we study how human biology, sociology, and geography interact, it's possible to discover a fundamental pattern in history to help us answer the biggest historical questions, from why the West rules for now, to what will happen next. Access bonus episodes on https://www.patreon.com/context. Learn more at https://bradharris.com
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