Niall Ferguson

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Niall Campbell Ferguson (; born 18 April 1964) is a Scottish historian and works as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Previously, he was a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, a visiting professor at the New College of the Humanities, and also taught at Harvard University and New York University.
Ferguson writes and speaks about international history, economic and financial history and British and American imperialism. He is known for his contrarian views and his defence of the British empire. He once ironically called himself “a fully paid-up member of the neo-imperialist gang” following the invasion of Iraq.Ferguson has been a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television and a columnist for Newsweek.
Ferguson has written and presented numerous television documentary series, including The Ascent of Money, which won an International Emmy award for Best Documentary in 2009. In 2004, he was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.


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