Civilization http://nhpr.org en The Measure Of Civilization http://nhpr.org/post/measure-civilization <p><strong><a href="http://www.ianmorris.org/index.html" target="_blank">IAN MORRIS</a>, </strong>Professor of Classics and History at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Stanford Archaeology Center, is author of several books including, <a href="http://www.ianmorris.org/whythewestrules.html" target="_blank"><em>Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future</em></a>, which was published in 2010, and his latest, <a href="http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9830.html" target="_blank"><em>The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Na</em></a><em><a href="http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9830.html" target="_blank">tions</a>. </em>We spoke with professor Morris about his new book, the seminar he gave at Langley to members of the CIA, and his early heavy metal aspirations.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:07:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23457 at http://nhpr.org The Measure Of Civilization Weapons: The Great Equalizer? http://nhpr.org/post/weapons-great-equalizer <p>For those who live under oppressive regimes, weapons are the subduing tool of tyrants.&nbsp; But for many others, they’re thought of as the great equalizer.&nbsp; Consider the principle behind the much debated 2<sup>nd</sup> amendment:&nbsp; “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” <a href="http://test.newscientist.com/article/mg21628862.000-lethal-weapons-and-the-evolution-of-civilisation.html">In the latest issue of New-Scientist</a>, <strong>L<strong>aura </strong>Spinney</strong> inv Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:50:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15308 at http://nhpr.org Weapons: The Great Equalizer?