The PBS series Guns, Germs and Steel began today and after the first of three episodes, I am impressed. GG&S takes a look at the vast difference between the “haves” and “have nots” of the world and seeks to answer the question of “why do some have so much more than others.”

Before you decide that this is a typical left-wing rant about the evil of rich Western civilizations, take the time to watch the show. UCLA professor, Jared Diamond takes us back in history to determine how one civilization drew the ace of spades, while another drew the joker.

I am looking forward to the next to installments of the show and recommend you try to catch them.