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The Hoover Institution hosted "The Square And The Tower: A Book Discussion With Niall Ferguson,'" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST.
The Hoover Institution hosted "Cardinal Conversations: Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel on 'Technology and Politics' moderated by Niall Ferguson" on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST.
[Subscription Required] Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower considers the interaction between hierarchies and networks over the course of modern history. The “Tower” can be symbolized by the skyscrapers of Manhattan, to take an American example, and the “Square” by the diffused landscape of Silicon Valley.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the history, standing and trajectory of Western Civilization, the evils of totalitarianism, the Western academy, social media and more.
Niall Ferguson is a well-known historian very broadly ‘on the Right’ and his discussion on how the Left now dominates the history departments of almost all universities is both illuminating and deeply depressing.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson notes that all over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the rest of the countries lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These were the ‘killer applications’ that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest; opening global trade routes, exploiting new scientific knowledge, evolving representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the industrial revolution, and hugely increasing human productivity.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the influence of social networks and new technologies throughout history.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his background, his thoughts on the Intellectual Dark Web, his issues with the groupthink on the left, the culture war, and more.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the ongoing culture war that he and his wife and Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali are fighting and the security and safety concerns that they have as a result, the importance of history, his views on Brexit, Donald Trump, and more.
The ubiquitous response from the financial community regarding the advent of cryptocurrencies was mostly negative with some representing cautions. Everybody was disturbed by the disruptive potential of the new arrival. But in order to truly understand the phenomenon, one must contextualize the advent of crypto technology. This means looking at them with a historian lens and not to impose presentism in its analysis.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about how the Trump administration is doing after a year in office, the state of the world, his book The Square And The Tower,
hotspots around the world from China to North Korea to Saudi Arabia, and much more.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks with students about history, success, and how to achieve your dreams...read.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book, The Square and the Tower
, on the power of social networks throughout history and their influence in the present.
Hoover Institution fellows Niall Ferguson and Markos Kounalakis discuss how social networks are nothing new, and actually have been fundamental in shaping history. With over 2 billion Facebook users, what lessons can be learned by examining social networks of the past? How can "new" networks create social change, impact businesses, and influence policy?
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses Amazon and taxes.