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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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American doesn't need another revolution, @Ayaan tells @DanaPerino : https://t.co/Q7bIensiLb“What we are seeing now is a culture of fear… If you don’t agree with me on, you name it, any kind of issue, then w… https://t.co/XXqsymwSw0
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7/10
2020
Addendum to my thread of yesterday on the strange absence of most of the @Harpers free speech letter signatories fr… https://t.co/TXVQhvafE7
7/9
2020
Great episode of @JonahRemnant with @nfergus. Come for the Brexit and Jacobin discussion. Stay for the Schumpeter… https://t.co/Wp042j8mqY
Retweeted by Niall FergusonSome context: https://t.co/OFYBjKceXKAnd this gave me a good laugh: https://t.co/8Vp3F9wIEeMeanwhile: https://t.co/HtqV6jg5k0Look, I know I've been tweeting about this a lot. I know it's tiresome. I find it tiresome. But it boils down to a… https://t.co/D8Q7XWXhXm
Retweeted by Niall Ferguson @thevaliumsofa Guten tag, here is your unroll: @nfergus: After the virtue-signaling opening paragraph, there's noth… https://t.co/7q3Ixqo5Ts
Retweeted by Niall FergusonSo where was everyone else when this nonsense was going on? https://t.co/Muo2IuKYkeBy my count, only two came to his defense, @JonHaidt and @DebMashekHxA of @HdxAcademy: https://t.co/IusR3GphXxWhile we're on the subject of the latecomers to the fight for free speech, where were the @Harpers letter signatori… https://t.co/ocLDX1XceJI hope one day that the people who signed the Cancel Pinker letter will feel ashamed of themselves. It's possible t… https://t.co/lodG8hFa4AThe best rebuttal is here https://t.co/RZxLkhrhob but there are links to others here: https://t.co/KATFGxoP1TAt first I thought this was a parody. But no. The letter - demanding that Pinker be removed from the LSA's list of… https://t.co/DQ31oXHpScWhile I am on the subject of free speech, it's worth reading the deranged attempt to "cancel" @sapinker signed by 5… https://t.co/wmUkeQYdPbThank you from the bottom of my heart, @Ayaan. If all the people with public platforms who’re messaging me to say t… https://t.co/5Xul0ZdS0W
Retweeted by Niall FergusonI praise J.K. Rowling for standing her ground. She is a hero of our times. She is not transphobic and neither am I.… https://t.co/VkSFAGUkpM
Retweeted by Niall FergusonJ.K. Rowling's lonely fight for women's rights https://t.co/euauvFiq0A
Retweeted by Niall Ferguson(Hell, I'll even stick up for @mattyglesias, who is always worth reading, even when wrong, and even when obnoxious,… https://t.co/v1rMYm4T9cBy contrast, @Ayaan is willing to step up for people who are not her friends and whose political views she mostly d… https://t.co/p975P1Nq2uBuruma: "Voltaire had flung his insults at the Catholic Church, while Ayaan risked offending only a minority that w… https://t.co/EqLDvVxuoGAlas, that wasn't the position taken by Ian Buruma in 2006-7, when @Ayaan was being threatened with death for speak… https://t.co/D3scBTHS9rThe difference is that people like @Ayaan and @charlesmurray are true believers in free speech, in the sense attrib… https://t.co/TbjIwfrZKJIt's difficult to avoid the conclusion that this letter was written only because in 2020 the cancel culture finally… https://t.co/ooJTb7zJIR"Liberals must defend the right of conservative students to invite speakers of their choice, even if they find thei… https://t.co/krDVVMk1AvOr how about in 2017, when @charlesmurray's lecture at @Middlebury was violently disrupted? https://t.co/UmcUbU658r 6/13If any of the @Harpers signatories spoke up publicly on her behalf, apart from @sapinker, I missed it. 5/13Where were they in 2014, for example, when @BrandeisU decided publicly and with a mixture of cowardice and rudeness… https://t.co/EFGcZ1TGUdBut as I looked down the list of signatories, I found myself wondering where all these people were when it was cons… https://t.co/78NsLdiivhSo well done to @thomaschattwill for putting it together. The hostile reaction to it on the intolerant left has rev… https://t.co/17pwifLpApAfter the virtue-signaling opening paragraph, there's nothing I disagree with in the @Harpers "Letter on Justice an… https://t.co/qxGFIoDjL9
7/8
2020
In which the great Charles Moore struggles with a DIY COVID-19 test: https://t.co/CUecIUHfmp
7/7
2020
The Shock of the #Global. The #1970s in perspective (2010), inspiring reading of pre-peak-21st-century-problems res… https://t.co/OhaaO39nPK
Retweeted by Niall Ferguson"Not only are we already in the foothills of that new Cold War; those foothills are also impenetrably covered in a… https://t.co/vlV3YmGIbA
7/6
2020
We are already in Cold War II, as far as the Chinese are concerned. My latest for @bopinion: "America and China Are… https://t.co/WRr4LZBrqw
7/5
2020
On this we agree 100%, Yascha. https://t.co/1KMhQYvHcr"It is within the power of each US resident, even without government mandates, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.… https://t.co/gPT2jDKk0X
7/4
2020
And the piece of the week comes from @JohnHMcWhorter: https://t.co/VXAat6Jx4o I think "The Great Awokening" was ori… https://t.co/Gsluy5M1IJSome fascinating polling in this article by Jeremy Black on the iconoclasts in Britain and their appeasers:… https://t.co/8bYq0FGkCkReturning to the show is @nfergus, on an episode that begins with Angela Merkel and ends with “copious quantities o… https://t.co/Ulv3RECWBt
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7/3
2020
For the record, I think the illiberal left is the most pressing threat. One important reason for that is that real… https://t.co/qUnilovEUrThere's bound to be some good stuff in here, including stuff that I vehemently disagree with. But I'm always open t… https://t.co/Y1GKDIVN6GFact: I have never watched Game of Thrones and had to Google this allusion to popular culture. I accept the complim… https://t.co/925vT9S7PQWatch @Ayaan on @uncknowledge making, with her customary wisdom and eloquence, “The Case against Revolution.” (Full… https://t.co/ujQQxjoHMc53 different perspectives on the post-Covid-19 world - from the Pope to Lady Brenda Hale, via @DWallaceWells, Jared… https://t.co/PVAiiLc7h4
Retweeted by Niall FergusonA great pleasure to exchange ideas about the significance of COVID-19 with @AlvaroVargasLl today. Grey rhino, black… https://t.co/KuIULcKj7oGreat stuff from ⁦@sullydish⁩ : You Say You Want A Revolution? https://t.co/T6iqoFAmWI
7/2
2020
Full episode with historian @nfergus just in time for July 4th. Time to set the record straight about America’s fou… https://t.co/dVZz5cWelK
Retweeted by Niall FergusonThis one does not make sense to me even within the logic of "woke" culture. How does anybody alive in 2020 possibl… https://t.co/6y9hDGSddU
Retweeted by Niall FergusonOn Thursday I will have the pleasure of hosting distinguished British historian @nfergus at @FundacionFIL The sess… https://t.co/IHSQNypVXM
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7/1
2020
In thirty minutes we'll be going live with @nfergus and Rana Mitter to discuss what history can teach us about Covi… https://t.co/WImzyoKWkG
Retweeted by Niall FergusonIn honor of July 4th, I chatted with historian @nfergus about the true history of the United States. (Rather than t… https://t.co/LwizTUgLT5
Retweeted by Niall FergusonJoin Margaret MacMillan, Philip Bobbitt, @GrahamTAllison, Dora Vargha, Jeremy Greene, and @nfergus for a panel chai… https://t.co/dZBLaqnfLF
Retweeted by Niall Ferguson.@nfergus: The COVID-19 pandemic has merely intensified Cold War II, at the same time revealing its existence to th… https://t.co/D3tN3lMeif
Retweeted by Niall FergusonI'm amazed he wasn't brought down years ago for manspreading. https://t.co/ipvsTlQkeV
Retweeted by Niall Ferguson#SaveTheDate ‼️ El próximo jueves conversaremos con el famoso historiador NIALL FERGUSON @nfergus Organizan… https://t.co/JARsgS44ZY
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6/30
2020
In conversation with @RubinReport on COVID-19, WOKED-19 and much more: https://t.co/AUlpBOp0vm via @YouTubeAs yet, there's no vaccine for WOKED-19, but therapies are available, for example this by @mtaibbihttps://t.co/PW2XOBeB2T🔥 First talk of the day 🔥 If one thing is clear it is this — “CHANGE IS COMING…” @raoulGMI & @nfergushttps://t.co/3Cn22O43ra
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6/29
2020
A black man stands up for black history against the Black Lives Matter protesters who want to destroy history in DC… https://t.co/POQ0CSzqFr
Retweeted by Niall FergusonGood piece by @Yascha_Mounk on the spate of unjust dismissals that cancel culture has spawned:… https://t.co/yhnSG5sEjDStill waiting for the social science paper on the impact of this kind of article on the behavior of consumers of li… https://t.co/OtOrYj36oVAnd on February 7, Vox made it clear that anti-Chinese xenophobia was the thing we really needed to worry about: https://t.co/vnw211lsekAnd let's not forget @voxdotcom. "Is this going to be a deadly pandemic?" Vox tweeted on January 31. "No." Since de… https://t.co/85K5IWiUPQAs late as March 4, @andersoncooper was telling viewers of Anderson Cooper 360 on @CNN : "If you’re freaked out at… https://t.co/knoqUQ2FYeOn February 6, the Daily Beast complained that ”Coronavirus, with zero American fatalities, is dominating headlines… https://t.co/IaMzYAlMMqOn February 5, the Times dismissed the ban on Chinese citizens flying into the U.S. as an “extreme reaction” unwarr… https://t.co/W4KNaqQINhAnd the Post was not alone. On January 29 the @nytimes had helpfully warned us to "beware the pandemic panic": https://t.co/9yEYeFVeLXNo, it wasn't just @seanhannity who dismissed the threat of a pandemic back in January and February. Let's also rem… https://t.co/1UrMZyPuMHCompare and contrast: https://t.co/FWUg7klmLkBecause of course the @washingtonpost never, ever downplayed the risk of COVID-19. "Conservative media misinformati… https://t.co/eJoOy11alxHow has the COVID-19 pandemic challenged progress? Historian Niall Ferguson (@nfergus) discusses how the crisis cou… https://t.co/VwQRjpcs8O
Retweeted by Niall FergusonTHREAD: As you may have noticed, "cancel culture" has intensified in recent weeks. Everywhere you look online, peop… https://t.co/6EshUTi1Nk
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6/27
2020
"America Doesn’t Need a New Revolution." We need to confront our current problems with American pragmatism, not wok… https://t.co/1o3gCLMnLSI couldn't agree more. Shameful double standards. https://t.co/NzCLtv72Hy
6/26
2020
In my @bopinion column at the weekend (https://t.co/dy8Q4GJCPR), I asked if the U.S. was going to drive ahead to ec… https://t.co/k42cbGzBzw @nfergus joins to talk about #coronavirus in #Colombia, the prospect of US military intervention in #Venezuela, 'ca… https://t.co/PURZbymoyP
Retweeted by Niall FergusonHold on, but you are the same @Cambridge_Uni that rescinded @jordanbpeterson’s fellowship. I applaud… https://t.co/zCB0xy8nek
Retweeted by Niall FergusonAnother interview in Japanese here, this time with Nikkei: https://t.co/PqUUa1N2tP"Chimerica dies in the intensifying Cold War II between the US and China." A new interview in Japanese. https://t.co/tpyWQb50Wj
6/25
2020
In a new episode of "GoodFellows," @CondoleezzaRice joins @HooverInst Senior Fellows @nfergus, @JohnHCochrane, and… https://t.co/uFerzN8LcG
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6/24
2020
Can the COVID-19 pandemic have any positive consequences? I gave the @BBCr4today an answer and @FukuyamaFrancis and… https://t.co/hUS6zmt3IIA must-read report from Seattle’s revolutionary commune by the intrepid ⁦⁦@MrAndyNgo: “My⁩ terrifying 5-day stay in… https://t.co/xEkUDZBYL8
6/23
2020
A surprisingly heartening piece on how cultural revolutions (usually) die by @VDHanson https://t.co/fSMjbzptj7 https://t.co/o8cFjwXw5iNo one is better qualified than Roland to write about the issue of police violence and race in America. I also high… https://t.co/WjtUq6DLuARoland Fryer: "I have led two starkly different lives—that of a Southern black boy who ... knows what it’s like to… https://t.co/IAFOSUR2ixInterested in how COVID will and won't reshape world order? Join for JHU's conference, featuring (among others)… https://t.co/kkO9sm3U6q
Retweeted by Niall FergusonWhat socio-economic, political and #geopolitical lessons can we draw as we face the consequences of the… https://t.co/luVyt6cRTq
Retweeted by Niall FergusonWhy are such effective agencies of American "soft power" being gutted? asks @anneapplebaumDisquieting goings-on at Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, and th… https://t.co/iJ3AyhxJVDThat V-shaped recovery is a figment of your imagination, says @nfergus, who sees America's reopening from Covid-19… https://t.co/Yy0cZdvzCS
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6/22
2020
"America is on the road. But is it on the road to economic recovery or a pandemic relapse?" https://t.co/G684d7A2p2 https://t.co/8FOdGHKjS7
6/21
2020
I lack the patience to listen regularly to podcasts, even the best ones (like @SamHarrisOrg's), but his latest is a… https://t.co/iXlDXMP7HmThe only thing wrong with this brilliant piece by @DouglasKMurray is that it is too short. I can't remember when I… https://t.co/OXIqaUyslI“Suddenly, we must efface the icons of the previous era…” In 2018 @nfergus compared the present destabilisation to… https://t.co/IMROcnUqKx
Retweeted by Niall FergusonThis is required reading. "Living His Mother’s American Dream": @tunkuv interviews @SenatorTimScott https://t.co/FOeCqXsfAU via @WSJ
6/20
2020
This was a good, wide-ranging discussion, which also gave me a chance to say a few words about the ways my books Em… https://t.co/qVni59Ywit
6/19
2020
In a new episode of "GoodFellows," @FukuyamaFrancis joins @HooverInst Senior Fellows @nfergus, @JohnHCochrane, and… https://t.co/ylQ2NVtbtf
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6/18
2020
@SanjoyRoyTWA @JLFLitfest @TeamworkArts Just to be clear, @SanjoyRoyTWA : US police do use physical force more agai… https://t.co/STR2jwYYlS
6/17
2020

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