Why the West Rules for Now - Ian Morris

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  1. ejazr

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    The only thing that should be noted is that the definition of West changes with time according to Ian Morris. It starts with Mesopotamia and Egypt and later to Europe and the US.
     
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    Actually the correct definition of West is where the Whites reside predominantly.

    Even Australia annd NZ in the Far South East are considered 'West'.
     
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    There are many types of "whites". Some europeans dont consider greeks the same as them.
     
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    ^^ Well, just like the Brits hate the Irish. Or the French who hate everyone else.
     
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    The british are actually germanic people. The original natives were forced up north and into some ireland after invasions from mainland europe.

    Id say greek, italian and spanish stock is mixed with arabs and north africans to a certain extend. Another stock is france-germany-england which is basically a germanic stock. Then there's another stock slavic people (eastern europe).
     
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    ^^

    Well said. English are Anglo-Saxons. Irish are Celtics. The Roman Armies kicked their asses, so some of the Anglo-Saxons simply migrated Westwards.
     
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    Well I agree that is what the dominant understanding is when we refer to "the west"

    But in this book and speech, the west is not referred to in that way as he starts human history from 10,000BC. So basically the west keeps shifting from the Mesopotamia and Egypt /Greeco-Roman civilisations over the years. While the core of the East as per his definition is around the Yagtze river in China.

    If you listen his lecture, it will make sense.
     

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