Release of his book, "Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power".
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Prof. Niall Ferguson | Professor Niall Ferguson
Did You Know?
When I'm trying to cheer myself up about the prospect of, say, Afghanistan, I remind myself that Scotland was the Afghanistan of 17th century Europe - warring mountain tribesmen and religious zealots in the lowlands, and one-hundred years later you have the Scottish Enlightenment.
Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University.