Recently, while wandering randomly around the Net, I remembered this TV show from the 80s. It was one of those rare ones that I made sure I found time to watch every week because I learned a lot from it. A quick Google search found every episode is now available for free on YouTube.
It’s based on the idea that when knowledge changes the universe changes whether you are a society or an individual. Regardless of whether it’s Spanish conquistadors responsible for the modern university or French revolutionary soldier’s obsession with gambling making every one in the West a healthy, long living number, as knowledge changes we change.
This show charted how the West came to be and what makes us different from all the other cultures on this planet. Highly recommended and much enjoyed.