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Niall Ferguson @nfergus Stanford, CA

International man of history. Author, broadcaster, @HooverInst senior fellow. Latest book is The Square and the Tower (Penguin, October 2017)

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Why, despite the opinion polls,I fear another hung parliament in Britain. The Tories are under-performing on social… https://t.co/pRUmnikepN
12/8
2019
Some thoughts in here on the outgoing decade, in which politics was dominated by the post-crisis backlash against "… https://t.co/bQOkUS67Gj
12/7
2019
Money quote: “He has no purpose,” says an embittered old ally. “For someone so prodigiously talented to have no mor… https://t.co/IQvMzTmDf9“The Blundering Brilliance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.” As good a political profile as you will read this deca… https://t.co/g892R2cNKP
12/6
2019
Once upon a time, there was #Chimerica, says Stanford Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson @nfergus. He takes us on a journ… https://t.co/dW46hpCXQy
Retweeted by Niall FergusonCommentators and investors tend to focus on the #trade war, says Stanford Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson @nfergus but… https://t.co/xbCbzZ4vqd
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12/4
2019
I don't claim to have been the first to write about "Cold War II," but this week's @nytimes piece was not the first… https://t.co/r4ML0apdzaI just want you all to be aware of my supernatural powers. 2017 https://t.co/EauTmSyEFB 2018… https://t.co/cCZDFnBD55
12/3
2019
"In 2007, the economist Moritz Schularick and I used the term 'Chimerica' to describe the symbiotic economic relati… https://t.co/PrV1cbjneX
Retweeted by Niall FergusonCold War II has already begun. And, if history is any guide, it will last a lot longer than the president on whose… https://t.co/rScvp1yN1h"Trump is preparing to fly eastwards, filling Boris Johnson with trepidation. But it is the westward moves of Putin… https://t.co/dS3Fz8jpRx
12/2
2019
A disagreement with my (to some, idiosyncratic) position on Brexit - this tortuous divorce from a moribund partner… https://t.co/qRV4jnMyZwYour weekend must-read is ⁦@tunkuv⁩ on “How to Be a Dictator” by the great Frank Dikötter. But you also have to buy… https://t.co/wQ3nLF8MeH
12/1
2019
This won’t end well https://t.co/ZxkaPqLlRL
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11/30
2019
You must watch @afneil's devastating interview of @jeremycorbyn. The Labour leader once again equivocates shamefull… https://t.co/iaUcvncYJ6
11/27
2019
We address this in the episode. The "Niall voice coalition" would indeed win. It was a contest full of asterisks. https://t.co/eshcfUXUfS
Retweeted by Niall Ferguson @JonahRemnant @DanielJHannan @charlescwcooke On the contrary, my dear @JonahRemnant ... With a combined 36.8% of th… https://t.co/BibEMJr1IbComing up in March on PBS: "Networld" -- my new three-part series on the history and science of networks:… https://t.co/vXhWAG1kHRReflections on the revolution in Hong Kong. Of all the theories I heard last week, the revolt of the student "Ant T… https://t.co/zaKCzqPlY7"Idea laundering" in academia. This is terrific from @peterboghossian : https://t.co/rzhezbGs5A
11/26
2019
@RichardEvans36 Because beating the Tory is so much more important to you than dealing with anti-Semitism. How revealing.
11/25
2019
Reflections on the revolution in Hong Kong, which I visited last week: https://t.co/yr31GoCKMz
11/24
2019
A smart piece by @JosephdeWeck. Why a post-Brexit UK will find it far from easy to be Switzerland / Singapore-on-Th… https://t.co/4pv2zSFPi1
11/23
2019
"The foothills of a Cold War": my conversation with Henry Kissinger on the U.S.-China relationship at the Bloomberg… https://t.co/HnLFryMwLPMust read by ⁦⁦⁦@DouglasKMurray⁩ The carnage inside Charlie Hebdo: an eyewitness’s account of the attack | The Spec… https://t.co/Zo4UJa7sTGLIVE: Henry Kissinger, Former US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, speaks about the world’s most co… https://t.co/l0bQiTNs7I
Retweeted by Niall FergusonKissinger Says U.S. and China in “Foothills of a Cold War.” (Alas, no mention of his intrepid interlocutor.) https://t.co/Plz5dBqSci
11/21
2019
@JonahRemnant @charlescwcooke @DanielJHannan https://t.co/F9zSZcX6rS @anicolson It was bliss, Adam. Yes indeed, we did stay the night, though we slept on board our boat, lulled to slee… https://t.co/dQX85b96fgA conversation from back in March on Trump, the universe and everything. https://t.co/TI0mUEb7Qy
11/20
2019
"They may not be watching the impeachment hearings in Re-Pete’s Saloon & Grill in Black River Falls, WI. But they c… https://t.co/l2Img7TQer
11/18
2019
Glad to see @JohnHCochrane spreading the word about the key driver of climate change that needs much more discussio… https://t.co/EGA6UWieQ1Impeachment smells fishy in the Midwest. Thoughts on how the Dniepergate hearings could affect 2020: https://t.co/Uz3AGCKaTB
11/17
2019
Chimerica, Cold War II, Brexit and more. A continuation of my globe-trotting conversation with @JohnAndersonAO https://t.co/eVMXTnpdgGReflections on the Berlin Wall ft. @p_m_robinson, @CondoleezzaRice, @fromTGA, @nfergus, @VDHanson, @McFaul, Stephen… https://t.co/g7pwzFfDX9
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11/16
2019
Essential reading by a self-described "young, gay, left-wing Jew." An eye-witness account of the campus Left in act… https://t.co/oDzCSj8tij
11/15
2019
"If revolution there is to be, let us rather undertake it than undergo it." Bismarck's dictum also applies to digit… https://t.co/fWABivYpO3
11/14
2019
Mental health break. I sailed to the Shiant Islands a year and a half ago and the sounds of the birds are still wit… https://t.co/V43x1kHXVU"Commemoration is about more than showing respect to past generations. It is also about being alert to future dange… https://t.co/TXSgdc1xqT
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11/13
2019
An excellent review article by the always brilliant Sir Christopher Clark. Gives @RichardEvans36 a much-needed less… https://t.co/LCBM9AM9Ew
11/11
2019
On GPS @ 10am & 1pm ET on @CNN: @RanaForoohar, @nfergus, and @RichardHaass discuss regulating big tech, impeachment… https://t.co/L1g5RNXq8N
Retweeted by Niall FergusonTune in @FareedZakaria today 10AM/1PM ET to hear from our expert panel @RichardHaass @RanaForoohar @nfergus on big… https://t.co/BSAGGmzhS1
Retweeted by Niall FergusonIt’s certainly the cultural equivalent of genocide, & a crime so monstrous that perhaps we can’t quite believe it’s… https://t.co/yIS3rBFtZ6
Retweeted by Niall FergusonColleges, book ⁦@JananGanesh⁩ now for graduation day: “Creative pursuits favour downwardly mobile rich kids, hence… https://t.co/gYOhXOfcQKIn 1914 it was a clause in an 1839 Treaty that led Britain to intervene in what became the First World War. What mi… https://t.co/z5opLPKRx1Commemoration is about more than showing respect to past generations. It is also about being alert to future danger… https://t.co/phclNW91Ca
11/10
2019
On GPS @ 10am & 1pm ET Sunday on @CNN: I'll discuss impeachment, the complicated prospect of regulating tech compan… https://t.co/jqdayCLj2t
Retweeted by Niall FergusonExcellent and insightful essay on Culture War 2.0 by @peterboghossian https://t.co/S20TWAiw6Z“Here is Wilmers’s letter to Anne Applebaum, explaining that the journal had refused her review of a book on the la… https://t.co/0dZE4lBKPh
11/9
2019
This is even more unwise: "He was asked whether he believed in the effectiveness of Article Five ... which many ana… https://t.co/AxrGsJ08yPI am not sure it is prudent to say, "We are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO." EU defense capabili… https://t.co/80PpHaCJRmBritish voters, read this: https://t.co/ftfH8RkVTz
11/7
2019
Capitalism is in crisis ... as usual. Some historical perspectives on our current agonies about populism, inequalit… https://t.co/5nUWVYgK5k9pm-1am: 9pm: @lizpeek, @nfergus. 10pm: Steve Cohen 11pm: John B. Taylor (@EconomicsOne), Michael Boskin (… https://t.co/e3RZoI83uy
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11/6
2019
I agree with every word Scorsese says here. https://t.co/EvkEYaqI6DIn conversation last night at @HooverInst with @VDHanson on Robert Conquest's legacy, The Second World Wars, The Wa… https://t.co/9k7DDtAXvE„Die «Great Firewall» Chinas bröckelt. Und wie in Berlin vor 30 Jahren wird der Prozess durch Druck von aussen besc… https://t.co/QeRreKawO0
Retweeted by Niall FergusonToday we remember those who risked their lives for freedom of expression and the press. Today we stand with prisone… https://t.co/6nDnDNi5pY
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11/5
2019
The social credit system will not prevent China from succumbing to the combination of a slowing economy, a rising a… https://t.co/UmoMDB5DI9
11/4
2019
I seem to have mistimed my move west: https://t.co/RQDQyOh5Jt A coruscating critique of contemporary California from @VDHansonThose who tell us today that China is reviving totalitarianism, not to mention the planned economy, with the help o… https://t.co/Nl7uy4HQNOThe Great Firewall of China is crumbling. And, as with the Berlin Wall 30 years ago, pressure from outside is going… https://t.co/IMhI6rudJh
11/3
2019
Contrarian alert: I bet Justin Yifu Lin 20,000 yuan that China’s economy — defined as GDP in current US dollars — w… https://t.co/XAVloGRu8V
11/2
2019
@samhaselby Your career in the diversity police would have been off to a flying start if you had also pointed out t… https://t.co/Hp1Yi1zzkdThis is what I've been warning Tories about since the publication of The Square and the Tower two years ago. "Both… https://t.co/LvVW2L057iThis is a laughably lame line of attack. I'm a visiting professor at Tsinghua, have a Chinese co-author (… https://t.co/HUenehADSJCurious to know if anyone agrees with the position that Graham Allison and I should not be allowed to discuss US po… https://t.co/dNnxWm5JJS
11/1
2019
In the final twist to an extraordinarily eclectic academic career, which began with physiology and seems to be conc… https://t.co/vJT9z7N1FX @samhaselby About a quarter to a third of those present were Chinese, I would estimate. The idea that one needs to… https://t.co/DndFmSoNMt
10/31
2019
These are the baby sharks: The excess of educated young people who are currently taking to the streets in cities ar… https://t.co/ZPTCZLyim0Überall auf dem Globus begehren Leute gegen ihre Regierungen auf: Was vereint die Rebellen von Barcelona über Beiru… https://t.co/QV7wU1DzAD
Retweeted by Niall FergusonWell, this should be fun: https://t.co/48hEoQGPxS @Harvard @BelferCenter
10/29
2019
Excited to be speaking at today's 2019 #RobinHoodInvestors Conference in New York @RobinHoodNYC on "How to apply hi… https://t.co/9BFPSeuDVd
10/28
2019
Today's protest movements are acephalous — leaderless — networks. They are collectively improvised, rather than con… https://t.co/FpoHsF5sNSBaby sharks of the world, unite. What the protests of 2019 have in common is their form, not their content. https://t.co/fDewgDXe4F
10/27
2019
Something is deeply wrong here. And it’s not the @thecrimson. https://t.co/SUKAqRRMFx
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10/23
2019
An excellent review of a magnificent biography: https://t.co/GEympPu0Nu @GlobeOpinion "Mark Zuckerberg is right: It is not his job to come between Brad Parscale and Facebook users. But we… https://t.co/SOLellrxtF.@nfergus: “There is a price tag associated with a free-speech Facebook, and we should not ignore it.”… https://t.co/EiheYBqwt3
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10/21
2019
The Trump campaign “is like a supercar racing a little Volkswagen Bug.” https://t.co/5WIDqYktRYDo we want free speech on the internet, with all its nastiness? Or do we want censorship, which tends to be associa… https://t.co/nUsqQkqYO1"Mark Zuckerberg is right: it is not his job to come between Brad Parscale and Facebook users. But we should all cl… https://t.co/sF7azDuUWS
10/20
2019
It is an honor to have you! #ATHENA2019 https://t.co/DUZ2nK7ILK
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10/18
2019
I belatedly caught up with Michael Lewis's Vanity Fair piece on Tom Wolfe. A gem, especially enjoyable for the Yale… https://t.co/IwFePTuZba
10/17
2019
The president himself risks feeding the doom loop with this line of argument: https://t.co/rJ54OwtH36 https://t.co/W1Iyc1TubhThe most important article you will read this week about the 2020 election is right here: https://t.co/BdK7PRjNsL
10/16
2019
"If Warren establishes herself as the Democratic frontrunner, there is a real chance that Trump’s presidency could… https://t.co/bfNdQ0tuSz
10/15
2019
It includes my joint work with @nntaleb, and very interesting contributions by @Prof_BearB, @asletoje, @nfergus and many others.
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10/14
2019
The Warren-Wall Street doom loop: https://t.co/rJ54Owc5Ew https://t.co/YDt6PTwN3A
10/13
2019
"Right now, China is in one of its stable phases. But, as the contending forces shift, chaos will sooner or later r… https://t.co/tzMIQqkBos
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10/7
2019
China's three-body problem is the reason its economy will never overtake America's: https://t.co/VClsbFY3fg https://t.co/2W4Nfwzl8X
10/6
2019
@simon_schama I vividly remember the same all-consuming reading experience. Norman Stone handed me the English tran… https://t.co/QzzADEQ8RO
10/5
2019
An interview on the consequences of the financial crisis, threats to global capitalism and the rise of populism, re… https://t.co/dboas1tIH0
10/4
2019
I love to see great economists turning into historians: Robert Shiller on Infectious Narratives in Economics: Excer… https://t.co/O6NOdfEPofIf you haven't read Frank Dikötter's astonishing, horrifying trilogy on Mao's China, you need to get started: https://t.co/pmQWCI8oql @johnauthers Very few got it right. Certainly not this one: https://t.co/isJsbxfJDy @johnauthers ... or an economist. @johnauthers Ahem. Spotting the crisis in July 2007 was hardly difficult, because in some ways it had already begun… https://t.co/sBO9tVxLzp«Ha desaparecido el punto medio porque en las redes sociales la energía está en los extremos». Entrevista con el h… https://t.co/bnK0069dZ1
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10/3
2019
I can still remember the first time I heard Jessye Norman's Liebestod -- one the most tempestuously erotic performa… https://t.co/ppWyVj4KTq
10/2
2019

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