We continue our conversation about the U.S. and “empire” with Niall Ferguson
, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a senior research fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The author of Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order
(2003) and Colossus: the Rise and Fall of the American Empire
(2004), his most recent book is The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
(Penguin Press HC, 2006).