Niall Ferguson

It Would Have Been Better for Britain to Stay Out of World War? I Disagree

Daniel W Smith | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Daniel W Smith

In terms of British standing in the world if we had opted to neglect our obligation and take a route of not just neutrality but isolation I would argue that would be just as damaging if not more so than the tragic blood bath that we saw take place over the fields of France in World War One.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave Blinks

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 31 January 2014... 1) DAVE BLINKS Yesterday, Dave Cameron looked his backbench rebels in the...

Do the Chinese Want Mao Back?

Ben Chu | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK
Ben Chu

Last week I sat in a restaurant in the Chinese city of Chongqing and was transported all the way back to the year 1958. The walls of the Red Flag Commune Canteen were covered with propaganda posters from the era of the Great Leap Forward. Mao Zedong, wearing a peasant's broad straw hat, smiled benevolently amid tall ears of wheat in one poster. In another the Great Helmsman waved his right hand before an image of a glorious red sun...

Niall Ferguson Apologises For Anti-Gay Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Niall Ferguson has apologised "unreservedly" for saying John Maynard Keynes didn't care about future generations because he was gay. The Harvard hi...

Niall Ferguson's Critic of President Obama- A Rejoinder

Austin Aneke | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK
Austin Aneke

Obama's regime saved Detroit, got the health insurance bill through despite hostility, saved the banks, successfully withdrew troops from Iraq, and got US image beginning to shine once more across the world.

Niall Ferguson and the Decline of Everything (Including, Apparently, Evidence)

Richard Stacy | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Stacy

Perhaps the real problem we face is not caused by the decline or failure of institutions over the last 20 years, it is caused by the rise over the same period of an ideology that declares, on the basis of very little evidence, that unfettered competition, within globalised 'free' markets is the answer.

Creating Convenient History

Tom Stevenson | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK
Tom Stevenson

"The deepest, the only theme of human history," wrote Goethe in Israel in the Desert, "is the conflict of scepticism with faith". True or not, his wor...

Oh for the Hazy, Crazy, Spinning Days of Blairism

Peter Curran | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

The former Labour spinners turned commentators are emboldened, having glimpsed a false dawn in Tom Harris, stalking horse turned into contender. John ...