Niall Ferguson

Britain Trumped: I’m an American citizen at last

Donald Trump

This is a time to reject the new isolationism

Re “Empathy, but also realism, in facing immigration” (Opinion, June 26): “The question,” writes Niall Ferguson, “is not whether to stop migration …

United States

Monday Smackdown: Epistemic Intellectual Bankruptcy Edition: Paul Krugman/Matt O'Brien/Niall Ferguson

...It starts when a guy who actually does have something to offer, like an academic reputation based on real work, decides to expand his horizons by …

Economics

Immigration shouldn’t be Trump’s problem

Immigration

Op-ed: Niall Ferguson’s attack on free speech

Stanford does not have a great record when it comes to a student’s freedom of speech. As an organization with its origins in the Free Speech movement …

Rights & Freedoms

After Stanford’s Niall Ferguson Controversy, Free Speech Conservatives Need to Practice What They Preach

<i>The Stanford Daily</i> published emails between Ferguson and CR President John Rice-Cameron that depict both parties as incredibly hostile toward Michael …

Rights & Freedoms

Controversial historian Niall Ferguson resigns from Stanford role amid leaked emails

Niall Ferguson, a controversial British historian who has been criticized for his support of British imperialism, announced he was resigning from his position with Cardinal Conversations, a speaker series at Stanford University, after leaked emails revealed he asked Republican students to conduct …

Stanford University

Niall Ferguson Resigns From Stanford Speaker Series Post Over Leaked Emails

British historian Niall Ferguson resigned from his senior role in a speaker series called Cardinal Conversations at Stanford University, after leaked …

Stanford University

Niall Ferguson quits Stanford free speech role over leaked emails

Niall Ferguson, the conservative British historian and political commentator, has resigned from a key position on a US university free speech programme after leaked emails revealed that he urged a group of Republican students to conduct “opposition research” on a leftwing student.<p>Ferguson had been …

Media Industry

Stanford prof Niall Ferguson conspired with campus Republicans to do oppo research on students who opposed invited eugenicist speaker

Niall Ferguson is a conservative British historian who teaches at both Oxford and Stanford, where he chaired a right-wing lecture series called …

Student Government

Stanford Fellow Suggested GOP Undergrads Conduct ‘Opposition Research’ on Progressive Student

A well-known pundit and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution conspired with undergraduate College Republicans to perform …

College & University

The interesting question is why are those who call themselves conservatives on the brink of extinction in so much of academia. Some self reflection from Niall Ferguson on this might be useful. But it might not. And I am not holding my breath: **Jacob T. Levy**: _["If it appears that a powerful right-wing professor](https://twitter.com/jtlevy/status/1003440222481207296)_ is the source of the suppression of disagreement on campus, that just further proves that left-wing student political correctness is the real threat. #unfalsifiable:" >**Kieran Healy**: _["The Libs made me ratfuck them."](https://twitter.com/kjhealy/status/1003372809299611656)_: >>**Niall Ferguson**: "I need to grow up and stay out of student politics, no question. But the context is important. Conservatives are on the brink of extinction in much of academia. This isn't healthy: >>>From all of this I draw two conclusions. First, it might have been avoided if conservatives at universities did not feel so beleaguered. There is a debate about whether free speech has been restricted on American campuses in recent years. I have no doubt it has. Middle-of-the-road students live in fear that a casual remark will be deemed “offensive” or “triggering” and that social media will be unleashed to shame them. Conservative students have to keep quiet or fight a...

« | Main | Some Fairly-Recent Must- and Should-Reads... »<p>The interesting question is why are those who call themselves conservatives on the brink of …

Social Media

Niall Ferguson leaves Stanford role after ordering 'opposition research' on a student in free speech row

Niall Ferguson, the prominent British historian, has left his role with a Stanford university free speech initiative after leaked emails showed him suggesting "opposition research" be carried out on a left-wing student.<p>Ferguson resigned from a leadership position on the Cardinal Conversations …

Higher Education

The Pity of Niall Ferguson

Historian turned sixth-rate winger hack pundit Niall Ferguson is advancing the cause of free speech by…trying to conduct oppo research on students …

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson Tells Bank of England Bitcoin Is Financial System of the Future

<b>Central bankers are being warned by researchers that the crypto revolution will overtake the system they are in-charge of preserving. Recently,</b> …

Bank of England

Niall Ferguson to Bank of England, “Bitcoin is the future”

The ubiquitous response from the financial community regarding the advent of cryptocurrencies was mostly negative with some representing cautions. …

Bank of England

Author Niall Ferguson: I Wish I Had a Bitcoin for Every ‘Phony’ ICO White Paper Received

Niall Ferguson, author of ‘The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World’, has spoken out against initial coin offerings (ICO) because of the …

Cryptocurrency

Episode 59: Niall Ferguson

Download Subscribe<p>Subscribe For Free:<p>iTunes<br>• Google Play<br>• Stitcher<br>• Tunein<p>At just 54 years old, Niall Ferguson may well be the most famous history …

Conservative View

Face it: Trump Has Been Right About Iran & North Korea

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File<p>I wish I had a fistful of dollars for every article I have read in the past year …

North Korea

One Bank Flagship Seminar - Niall Ferguson

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018<br>Time: 16:00-17:00<br>Venue: The Bank of England Conference Centre<p>Niall Ferguson will give a presentation followed by a Q&A …

Bank of England

Locked in conflict, US and China present a funhouse mirror image

In his May 7 op-ed “An ancient trap awaits China and US,” Niall Ferguson proposes that the United States and China avoid the trap that swallowed …

China

R.W. Johnson · The Greatest Error of Modern History: Did the Kaiser get it right?

The Greatest Error of Modern History<p>R.W. Johnson<p>The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson<br>Allen Lane, 512 pp, £16.99, November 1998, ISBN 0 7139 9246 8<p>Both <i>The</i> …

Remembrance Day

Well, duh — Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to DC was classic sci-fi

Mark Zuckerberg

Time for a Late April Fool's Day Post!

<b>Should-Read</b>: Remember this negative singularity of idiocy? I am still unaware of any "I'm sorrys" or any "I have had to rethink my vision of the …

Keynesian Economics

It’s those in Niall Ferguson’s ‘Square’ who do the real fighting

Moises Naim’s review of Niall Ferguson’s new book, “The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook,” echoed the conversation about the decline of nation-states and the rise of “market-states” [“Are scholars looking for history in all the wrong places?,” Book World, …

Opinion

Orwell would be awed by Facebook’s surveillance tools

<i>Niall Ferguson’s new book is</i> The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook<p>In George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, the telescreen is the primary tool of totalitarian surveillance.<p>“It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place …

Surveillance

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

<b>From the Publisher</b><p>" Before regulators throw block trades, bond swaps, bridge financing, butterfly spreads and Black-Scholes out with the bathwater, …

Barnes & Noble

Economic historian Niall Ferguson: It's hard to see how Facebook's business model remains intact

Facebook is vulnerable to a user revolt and a government crackdown in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, historian and prolific author …

Cambridge Analytica

The Left's Social-Media Panic

Make no mistake: 2016 will never happen again.” Historians are not always reliable predictors of the future, but Niall Ferguson’s analysis of how …

Social Media

A discussion with Niall Ferguson on The Square and the Tower by Hoover Institution - Listen to music

Niall Ferguson