Niall Campbell Ferguson is a Scottish-American historian who works as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Previously, he was a professor at Harvard University and New York University, was also a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, and a visiting professor at the New College of the Humanities.
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For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, ma...
I cannot recommend too highly the new book by @NAChristakis: One of the finest -- and most humane -- minds of our time. – source
Niall FergusonApr 02, 2019
One of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2015One of Financial Times' Books of the Year, 2015A New York Times Editors' ChoiceA New Statesman [UK] Essential Book of the Year 2015A Times [UK] Book of the Year 2015Shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for NonfictionShortlisted for the 2016 Orwell PrizeWhen Emma Sky volunteered to help re...
A book every American and Briton needs to read, by a woman braver than nearly all of us. The Unraveling, by Emma Sky – source
Niall FergusonJul 12, 2015
In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they havent seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joine...
Reading Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant. I am more enthralled than I have been by a book in a long time. Profound meditation on memory. – source
Niall FergusonMar 14, 2015