PBS show with Niall Ferguson. It was the first PBS program that got me to actively shout at the TV that they were inferring the wrong things, there were other factors, what about Russia and what are your credentials? The first thing that should have tipped me off was the sponsors of the program. I only recognized one person. Usually with most PBS shows, you recognize a few with "and PBS donors like you".
The two-part series examines Niall Ferguson's six principles of prosperity: Competition, Science, Modern Medicine, Property, Consumerism, and Work Ethic. For the past five centuries, Western power has prevailed around the world. What led the West to be so influential? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy?
He went off about how the west encouraged science and the east, not so much. He never explained why the east didn't progress. He also completely ignored Russia and the multiple leaps forwards they had to do to even catch up with Western Europe.
The part that infuriated me was that "hey everyone in the US could vote, that is what made America great", except if you didn't have something between your legs, owned property, over a certain age and were the right color.