How Different Nations Maintain Wealth and Power While Others Don't...


Guests:

Jared Diamond
* Professor of Physiology at UCLA Medical School
* Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality and The Third Chimpanzee

Victor Davis Hanson
* Professor of Classics, California State University at Fresno
* Author of several books most recently, Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power

(Doubleday, 2001) Ever wonder why some nations rise to the top, while others remain at the bottom, socially and economically? One theory claims geography is key, the other says its culture. On the next Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan talks with Pulitzer-prize winner Jared Diamond and writer Victor Davis Hanson about their competing theories on why the West seems to have won.

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