Release of his book, "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World".
Prof. 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.