‘It was a sequence of unique circumstances that created fertile ground for the rise of Western Europe (and some of its offshoots, like, the US), and these circumstances were largely lacking in other regions. As Samuel Huntington highlighted it is difficult to create inclusive orders in rigid societies where “God id Ceasar” (Islam), ‘Ceasar is God” (China”, or “God is Ceasar’s junior partner” (Russia). The book argues that freedom to explore, innovate and exchange was the key differentiator and success formulae that powered the West and disabled the East. The lessons of the last five centuries were unequivocal – without freedom, there could be no innovation, prosperity of happiness? However, does this still hold true in the new Information Age?’