Niall Ferguson

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Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe by Niall Ferguson review – information overload
This dizzying history tour of disasters takes its lead from Covid, and China’s role in ‘cold war II’, but offers little clarity

Andrew Anthony

17, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'Free speech has never been freer': Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation
Are we living through a moment of lasting change? Two authors discuss Black Lives Matter, the Harper’s letter and where we go from here

Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen

24, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Niall Ferguson isn’t upset about free speech. He’s upset about being challenged | Dawn Foster
Powerful people used to express their views on others unopposed. Now their targets fight back, they find it intolerable, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster

15, Apr, 2019 @3:57 PM

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How will we cope when the last middle-class man slumps to the ground? | Suzanne Moore
To hear the likes of Niall Ferguson, he is part of an endangered species. A strange new phenomenon seems to have struck him and his media chums: victim-envy

Suzanne Moore

02, Apr, 2018 @4:35 PM

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The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson review – a new understanding of global history?
Don’t leave networks to conspiracy theorists, argues the prolific historian in a book that ranges from the Illuminati to Brexit and Trump

Anthony Gottlieb

12, Oct, 2017 @6:30 AM

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The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson review – a restless tour through power
The historian’s breadth of reference is impressive in this study of networks and hierarchies – but his conclusions are underwhelming

Andrew Anthony

24, Sep, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Vote to leave EU would 'condemn Britain to irrelevance', say historians
Letter signed by more than 300 prominent historians says voters can ‘stiffen cohesion of our continent in a dangerous world’

Heather Stewart

25, May, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Trade policy is no longer just for political nerds: it matters in the UK and US
Rise of outsiders such as Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn reflects sense of being left behind by globalisation

Larry Elliott Economics editor

27, Mar, 2016 @2:44 PM

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Israel needs cultural bridges, not boycotts | Letter from JK Rowling, Simon Schama and others
Letter: Cultural boycotts singling out Israel are divisive and discriminatory, and will not further peace


22, Oct, 2015 @5:16 PM

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History v historical fiction
Historical fiction is not a secondary form – I was condescended to by a conservative historian who cannot see that he too constructs stories

Jane Smiley

15, Oct, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson review – a case of wobbly logic
Ferguson tries to defend his subject but is deaf to his darker notes, and manages to trivialise his own book

Greg Grandin

15, Oct, 2015 @6:30 AM

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Niall Ferguson webchat – as it happened
The celebrated historian, back in the public eye with a biography of Henry Kissinger, joined us to answer your questions – and tackled the likes of Isis, Obama and Christopher Hitchens

12, Oct, 2015 @1:20 PM

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