Niall Ferguson


Who will win the corona wars?

History shows plagues are bad for big empires with weak frontiers: ask the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

By Niall Ferguson

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

The past 10 years may be depicted as a tale of two Etonians: David Cameron and Boris Johnson

By Niall Ferguson

Tech vs Trump: the great battle of our time has begun

In the 1962 Japanese sci-fi classic King Kong vs Godzilla, the two giant monsters fight to a stalemate atop Mount Fuji. I have been wondering for some time when the two giants of American social media would square up for what promises to be a comparably brutal battle. Finally, it began last month — and […]

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