See all books authored by Niall Ferguson, including The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, and Civilization: The West and the Rest, and more on Niall Ferguson; Niall Ferguson. His name was Hokusai and he published The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki nami-ura) at some point between 1829 and 1833. In an interview with The Guardian, Ferguson spoke about his love for Ali, whom, he writes in the preface, "understands better than anyone I know what Western civilisation really means – and what it still has to offer the world".[20]. Part of the reason why we had deficits in the first place is that tolerance of deficits had come into Western economics through vulgar Keynesians. Niall Ferguson, the John Yoo line, and the paradox of influence (12-17-20) Posted on December 17, 2020 by Luke Ford — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) December 17, 2020 Foreign intervention—the millions of dollars that have found their way from the Gulf to radical mosques and Islamic centres in the West. In leaked emails, he was quoted as asking for opposition research on the student involved. Blanning (ed.). That most soldiers hated fighting in the war (Ferguson argues most soldiers fought more or less willingly). You have to ask yourself: "Was it a smart decision to do those things?" In Ferguson's opinion, this process was already under way in a decadent 'post-Christian' Europe that was drifting inexorably towards the dark denouement of a vanquished civilisation and the fatal embrace of Islam.[103]. At the same time, it has opened its gates to outsiders who have coveted its wealth without renouncing their ancestral faith. So my 21st century version of Kraus’s The Last Days of Mankind would be Al Jazeera and CNN rather than the Neue Freie Presse. "[151], Ferguson dedicated his book Civilization to "Ayaan". Ferguson married Hirsi Ali on 10 September 2011[146][147] and Hirsi Ali gave birth to their son Thomas in December 2011. Quotations by Niall Ferguson, British Historian, Born April 18, 1964. [47], In War of the World, published in 2006, Ferguson argued that a combination of economic volatility, decaying empires, psychopathic dictators, racially/ethnically motivated and institutionalised violence resulted in the wars and genocides of what he calls "History's Age of Hatred". The thesis of this first volume was that Kissinger was very much influenced in his academic and political development by the philosopher Immanuel Kant, and especially by an interpretation of Kant that he learned from a mentor at Harvard University, William Yandell Elliott. In the early 2000s he wrote a weekly column for The Sunday Telegraph and Los Angeles Times,[34] leaving in 2007 to become a contributing editor to the Financial Times. [2] Previously, he was a professor at Harvard University and New York University, visiting professor at New College of the Humanities and senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. "[107] Trump eventually won the nomination. The Economist wrote in a review about The Idealist: "Mr Ferguson, a British historian also at Harvard, has in the past sometimes produced work that is rushed and uneven. As somebody who grew up in west Scotland, I was raised to revere him, and he was a big influence during my childhood. When you start from that position, it’s much harder to make Keynesian policies work. "Prisoner taking and prisoner killing in the age of total war", in George Kassemiris (ed.). Because you have to stoop to conquer," – but will never write for The Daily Mail again. "[10], In 2018, Ferguson became naturalised as a US citizen. The apology came after reports emerged from bloggers and financial reporters at the conference that Ferguson claimed Keynes's economic philosophy was influenced by his homosexuality. … 'The Square and the Tower' is always readable, intelligent, original. If the Yongle emperor had lived longer, or Zheng He had been able to carry on oceanic voyages, perhaps Chinese history would have taken a different direction. The meetings of the student committee were repeatedly postponed. Like the Roman Empire in the early fifth century, Europe has allowed its defenses to crumble. “It’s a tremendously profound reflection on history and historical method.”. I’m working on that myself. They were engaged in the slave trade. In 2002 Ferguson became the John Herzog Professor in Financial History at New York University Stern School of Business, and in 2004 he became the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. [84] In a 2011 review of Ferguson's book Civilization: The West and the Rest, Noel Malcolm (Senior Research Fellow in History at All Souls College at Oxford University) stated that: "Students may find this an intriguing introduction to a wide range of human history; but they will get an odd idea of how historical argument is to be conducted, if they learn it from this book."[85]. Five Books aims to keep its book recommendations and interviews up to date. No one ever did any digging on “Mr O”. "[140][141], In 2020, Ferguson predicted that the EU is destined to become "moribund" in the near future and that the single currency had only benefited Northern Europe and Germany in particular while causing economic havoc in Southern Europe. [112], Ferguson was an attendee of the 2012 Bilderberg Group meeting, where he was a speaker on economic policy. [98] Wilson argues that this interaction between the rulers and the ruled is a more complex, and contradicts Ferguson's one-sided picture of the British "transforming" India that portrays the British as active and the Indians as passive. In 2015, Ferguson deplored the Paris attacks committed by Islamic State terrorists, but stated he was not going to "stand" with the French as he argued that France was a lost cause, a declining state faced with an unstoppable Islamic wave that would sweep away everything that tried to oppose it. The spring vacation arrived. I was also excited by Kraus’s language. Is there a new such laboratory now, and what did we learn from its collapse? He’s big on counterfactuals, questions of “what if?”. He has published 15 books, the latest of which is The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power (Allen Lane, 2017). Looking for books by Niall Ferguson? A Tract on Monetary Reform This is a great opportunity to quote Karl Kraus, another author I select here. Not here. Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. [20] Ferguson is critical of what he calls the "self-flagellation" that he says characterises modern European thought.[20]. I do think that it’s a good strategy to be more worldly in your youth and more pious in old age. How has your relationship with Tolstoy changed over the years? Niall Campbell Ferguson (/ˈniːl/; born 18 April 1964)[1] is a Scottish-American historian and the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. At some point the US is going to encounter this contradiction. [56] Andrew Roberts praised the book in The New York Times,[57] concluding: "Niall Ferguson already has many important, scholarly and controversial books to his credit. So Keynes would have been alive to the limits of deficit finance under these circumstances. Page 2 of 34 - About 337 essays. For the science fiction novel, see, Career as a commentator, documentarian and public intellectual, Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane and Becker, Annette, Wilson, Jon "Niall Ferguson's Imperial Passion" pp. Read. It’s a tremendously profound reflection on history and historical method. Ferguson supported the 2003 Iraq War, and he is on record as being not necessarily opposed to future western incursions around the world. In the second lecture, The Darwinian Economy, Ferguson reflects on the causes of the global financial crisis, and erroneous conclusions that many people have drawn from it about the role of regulation, and asks whether regulation is in fact "the disease of which it purports to be the cure". I use the term “vulgar Keynesian” deliberately, because I think Keynes would be rather appalled at the way his name is used these days to justify policies that are reckless. It's all style, no comprehension of substance. [40] The series is available as a BBC podcast.[41]. [18] In 2016 Ferguson left Harvard[19] to become a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he had been an adjunct fellow since 2005. An Autobiography Harvard historian Niall Ferguson tells us about the diverse influences on his work, from Keynes and Tolstoy to an Austrian satirist. Well, if one actually reads the book, it’s full of wise reflections on oversized corporations and monetary systems. 5 I fear that, one day, we shall wake with a start to discover that the Islamists have repeated the Bolshevik achievement, which was to acquire the resources and capability to threaten our existence. The Landscape of Law was the third lecture, delivered at Gresham College. [139] However, after backing the Remain campaign, Ferguson changed his stance and came out in support of Brexit, stating that while it would still have economic consequences, the EU had been a "disaster" on its monetary, immigration, national security and radical Islam policies. And the counterfactual idea that somehow the indigenous rulers would have been more successful in economic development doesn't have any credibility at all. [5], Ferguson has been a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television[6] and a columnist for Newsweek. What I like about Tolstoy is the kind of Christian fundamentalism – not the sort that one encounters in the Bible Belt, but the kind that takes Christianity very seriously. 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As the world went into lockdown early in 2020, many of us without frontline jobs and lucky enough not to fall sick with Covid-19 found more time to read than usual. Respect for private property was far stronger in British America than it ever was in Spanish America, which led to the United States and Canada becoming prosperous societies while Latin America was and remains mired in poverty. "[142], Ferguson married journalist Sue Douglas in 1994 after meeting in 1987 when she was his editor at The Sunday Times. The book generated much controversy, particularly Ferguson's suggestion that it might have proved more beneficial for Europe if Britain had stayed out of the First World War in 1914, thereby allowing Germany to win. And much of it isn’t written by Kraus at all, but is quotation of articles from the period. His most recent book is Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist. Ferguson's television series The Ascent of Money[37] won the 2009 International Emmy award for Best Documentary. He has a great line about historians seeing the tiger in the long grass. This site has an archive of more than one thousand interviews, or five thousand book recommendations. The reason why I cite Keynes’s earlier Tract on Monetary Reform is that Keynes was a very astute commentator on monetary policy as well as fiscal policy. [8] In 2011 his film company Chimerica Media released its first feature-length documentary, Kissinger, which won the New York Film Festival's prize for Best Documentary. Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Collingwood’s other key point was that historical knowledge is connected to the present, and it’s good to be present minded – which of course was the very opposite of the philosophy of the time. I was entirely riveted by Kraus’s central theme, which is that the First World War could to some extent be understood as a media-driven event. "[121] Ferguson denied that he had misrepresented the facts in an online rebuttal. No serious historian can write about the connection between the politics, diplomacy, and economics of the nineteenth century in the same way again. He also serves as a non-executive director on the board of Affiliated Managers Group. A major obstacle to Western-style economic dynamism was that the large and monopolistic power of the emperor had the homogenising effect of imperial bureaucracy. Ferguson stated that high levels of illegal immigration from majority Muslim nations would in turn further the rise of populist and eurosceptic movements committed to rolling back or leaving the European Union. In hindsight, there would have been a bunch of things that I would have said no to. [94], Jon Wilson, a professor of the Department of History at King’s College London, is the author of India Conquered, a 2016 book intended to rebut Ferguson's arguments in Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, who catalogues the negative elements of the British Raj,[95] and describes the Empire TV program (2003) as "false and dangerous" [89] Wilson agrees with Ferguson's point that the British innovations brought to India, civil services, education, and railways, had beneficial side effects, but faults them for being done in a spirit of Self-interest rather than Altruism. "Max Warburg and German politics: The limits of financial power in Wilhelmine Germany", in Geoff Eley and James Retallack (eds.). So I think we’re at the point when the problems that are inevitably going to arise haven’t yet hit. "The German inter-war economy: Political choice versus economic determinism" in Mary Fulbrook (ed.). One of the key points that he tried to make is that the market is very susceptible to distortion by government intervention. ... the 21st Century discussed the theory of leadership and the sources of powers that leaders tend to use in order to have influence over a group or individual and provides the ability to … [113], Ferguson was highly critical of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, warning that "the economic consequences will be dire". He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. And, as any good work of history should do, it constantly prompts us to ask questions about our own age, when once again we have embarked on the grand experiment of a world economy without a world government. [3] He is known for his positive views concerning the British Empire. None of this happened. For Kraus, Austria-Hungary was “the experimental laboratory for the end of the world”. The Empire produced durable changes and globalisation with steampower, telegraphs, and engineers.[42][43]. [15][16] This is an analytic account of what Ferguson considered to be the ten great myths of the Great War. Incompetent liberals—the proponents of multiculturalism who brand any opponent of jihad an “Islamophobe”. Or read, for example, the last volume of Robert Skidelsky’s wonderful biography. [12] He was brought up as, and remains, an atheist, though he has encouraged his children to study religion and attends church occasionally.[13]. Can you identify a specific policy which you think takes Keynes’s name in vain? It has grown decadent in its shopping malls and sports stadiums. Ferguson has received honorary degrees from the University of Buckingham, Macquarie University (Australia) and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile). I have no doubt that at least some students were influenced by these allegations. These books were the result of original archival research. He said that Freudianism was the disease for which it purported to be the cure. He furthermore stated that Islam differs from Judaism and Christianity through being "designed differently" as a political ideology that does not recognize the separation of mosque with the secular and temporal, and that the Muslim world had followed an opposite trend to most of Western society by becoming less secularized and more literal in following holy scripture. Do it. The other thing about Tolstoy is that he left this [faith] until late in life. “No amount of fiscal stimulus will get some people into work, if there is a mismatch between their skills and the skills that are required.”. Do you share any of his religious outlook? It’s not a naive book. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford in 1989: his dissertation was titled "Business and Politics in the German Inflation: Hamburg 1914–1924".[17]. Ferguson has commented that: ...from 2002, the combination of making TV programmes and teaching at Harvard took me away from my children too much. [76] Weinberg accused Ferguson of distorting both German and British history and ignoring any evidence that did not fit with his thesis that Britain should never have fought Germany, stating that The Pity of War was interesting as a historical provocation, but was not persuasive as history. The New York Times Book Review named War of the World one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year in 2006, while the International Herald Tribune called it "one of the most intriguing attempts by an historian to explain man's inhumanity to man". That is perhaps our segue to Keynes – surely Keynesian policies of fiscal stimulus have to a large extent reduced the severity of the crisis? Let’s turn our eye to history and politics. In particular, Ferguson accused the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey of maintaining an ambiguous attitude to the question of whether Britain would enter the war or not, and thus confusing Berlin over just what was the British attitude towards the question of intervention in the war. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a … Ferguson challenged this, and later the two agreed on a $14,000, 7 to 1 bet, that there would be a recession within five years. Saturday. The rulers of western Africa prior to the European empires were not running some kind of scout camp. In it Ferguson predicts a financial crisis as a result of the world economy and in particular the United States using too much credit. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.. Ferguson is married to former Dutch MP and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. "The Second World War as an economic disaster", in Michael Oliver (ed.). The book also includes Kissinger's early evaluation of the Vietnam war and his efforts to negotiate with the North Vietnamese in Paris. [47], The German-born American historian Gerhard Weinberg in a review of The Pity of War strongly criticized Ferguson for advancing the thesis that it was idiotic for Britain to have fought a Germany that allegedly posed no danger. [14] His journalist maternal grandfather encouraged him to write. Fellow travellers—the leftists who line up with the Muslim Brotherhood to castigate Israel at every opportunity. During a 2018 debate, Ferguson asserted that he is not anti-immigration or opposed to Muslims, but felt that sections of Europe's political and intellectual classes had failed to predict the cultural and political consequences of large scale migration. But there will come a point when it loses credibility in the scale of its borrowings, and it’s very hard to say when that point will come. In the summer on 1989, while travelling in Berlin, he wrote an article for a British newspaper with the provisional headline "The Berlin Wall is Crumbling", but it was not published.[33]. In the lecture, Ferguson says young voters should be more supportive of government austerity measures if they do not wish to pay further down the line for the profligacy of the baby boomer generation.[39]. [148][149][150] In an interview in April 2011, Ferguson complained about the media coverage of his relationship with Ali, stating: "No, I never read their shitty coverage of people's private lives. [14], In an interview, Ferguson described his relationship with the left: "No, they love being provoked by me! Each of these books made an important contribution to the philosophy of history, as well as to the fields that they are generally more associated with. [76] Weinberg accused Ferguson of completely ignoring the chief foreign policy aim of Wilhelm II from 1897 onwards, namely Weltpolitik ("World Politics") and argued it was absurd for Ferguson to claim that allowing Germany to defeat France and Russia would have posed no danger to Britain. A US administration led by president-elect Joe Biden will be more sensitive to the needs of allies such as Australia, according to Niall Ferguson. ), This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 02:35. [10][11] He attended The Glasgow Academy. So out of all the thinkers whom I’ve engaged with in my life, I identify most with a philosophy of history which emphasises contingencies, and represents a complex world on the edge of chaos rather than something which is nice and predictable. Historians and commentators have considered his views on this issue and expressed their critical evaluation in various terms, from "audacious" yet "wrong",[87] "informative",[88] "ambitious" and "troubling", to "false and dangerous" apologia. Ferguson stated that Keynes was indifferent to the future because he was gay and did not have children. Let me ask you a counterfactual question related to your book Civilisation – what if, in the 15th century, history had gone the way of the East and not the West? So there’s that. Jahrhunderts", in Rainer von Hessen (ed.). 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If you are the interviewee and would like to update your choice of books (or even just what you say about them) please email us at [75] The American writer Michael Lind wrote about The Pity of War: Like the historian John Charmley, who expressed the same wish in the case of World War II, Ferguson belongs to the fringe element of British conservatism that regrets the absence of a German-British deal in the first half of the 20th century that would have marginalized the United States and might have allowed the British Empire to survive to this day. And the faint-hearted—those who were so quick to pull out of Iraq in 2009 that they allowed the rump of al-Qaeda to morph into Isis. Five Books interviews are expensive to produce. "A bolt from the blue? [50] While researching this book, in early 2007, Ferguson attended a session at a conference in Las Vegas at which a hedge fund manager stated there would never be another recession. I also regret having written them," Ferguson wrote in a statement to The Daily. By 2017, he had changed his mind on Bitcoin's utility, saying it had established itself as a form of "digital gold: a store of value for wealthy investors, especially those located in countries with weak rule of law and high political risk. I remember my father once left The Wealth of Nations on my bed, and said “read that”. Smith’s view of the world, for instance, was influenced by his Scottish blood. Niall Ferguson is a British historian, and the Laurence A Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. Incredible as it may seem, I believe we are capable of repeating that catastrophic error. The joke is on Ferguson's American conservative admirers, inasmuch as he laments the defeat of the Kaiser's Germany because it accelerated the replacement of the British Empire by the United States of America and the eclipse of the City of London by Wall Street. I was taught at Oxford not to dabble in the present when you study history. He cites the China–United States dynamic which he refers to as Chimerica where an Asian "savings glut" helped create the subprime mortgage crisis with an influx of easy money. In the 20th century too the empire more than justified its own existence. by Leo Tolstoy Read. In 2000, Ferguson was a founding director of Boxmind,[27] an Oxford-based educational technology company. Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. ", Ferguson sometimes champions counterfactual history, also known as "speculative" or "hypothetical" history, and edited a collection of essays, titled Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals (1997), exploring the subject. [100], Matthew Carr wrote in Race & Class that "Niall Ferguson, the conservative English [sic] historian and enthusiastic advocate of a new American empire, has also embraced the Eurabian idea in a widely reproduced article entitled 'Eurabia? I think much the same could be said of many of the policies that we [in the US] now pursue. The book examines Kissinger's life from being a refugee and fleeing Germany in 1938, to serving in the US army as a "free man" in World War II, to studying at Harvard. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” Then I added: “Some opposition research on Mr O might also be worthwhile”—a reference to the leader of the protests. "I very much regret the publication of these emails. Honestly, it makes them feel so much better about their lives to think that I'm a reactionary; it's a substitute for thought. He also added that the "I think one has to recognise that the European elite's performances over the last decade entirely justified the revolt of provincial England. You presumably feel Scottish solidarity with Adam Smith? Well that’s one of those counterfactuals that is a little hard to make work, because you would have to change more than just the old Chinese emperors’ longevity to make it happen, you would have to change the whole way in which the Orient was governed. The main problem is that if you push the envelope so that it reaches, let’s say, 90% of GDP, then there comes a point when loans will not be given to you at the low rate you have got used to. Thus, for Ferguson, there are no paths in history that will determine how things will work out. But if the effect of that is to bring people in that country economic and political freedom, to raise their standard of living, to increase their life expectancy, then don't rule it out.[20]. 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