Niall Ferguson is one of the world's leading historians of the global economy and author of such internationally-acclaimed works as- Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire; The Pity of War; The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World; Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power and the award-winning History of the House of Rothschild.
Controversial, expansive, and eloquent, Ferguson has been called “the most talented British historian of his generation.” But the ambitious themes he explores in his work have urgent relevance to the present as well as the past: the costs and benefits of economic globalization; the interface between finance and politics; the lessons to be learned from the British experience of empire; and most recently, the strengths and limitation of American global power.
“Politically, it may not be what people want to hear,” says Ferguson of his new book, Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire, “but as an historian I can't ignore the resemblances between the United States today and the great empires of the past. Americans need to recognize what they have in common with the Romans and the Victorians.”
Named by Times Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Ferguson is a public intellectual whose work impacts industry, finance, government, and academia. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Professor of International History at Harvard University.
A prolific commentator on contemporary economics and politics for the American and British press (as well as an experienced radio and television presenter), his work regularly appears in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The New York Review of Books and many other publications.
An accomplished speaker, Ferguson’s presentations are celebrated for their scintillating wit and their analytical clarity. Among his numerous speech topics: * Globalization: Past, Present and Possible Futures * Is the United States an Empire? Should it be? * Are Capitalism and Democracy Bound to Win?
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