"Empirical" Evidence

Thursday, May 31, 2007

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).


Niall Ferguson

Comments [2]

Ulla Kjarval from NYC

I am a SUNY ALBANY Grad too. And I so appreciate your show. I feel like you are so balanced and everyday I learn something new and amazing.

Today's show was no exception.
I am a smarter and better person.
Thank you!

I really appreciate your interesting guests who are able to talk about things like American Hegemony in such a classy environment. It is rare, and I thank you.

May. 31 2007 11:40 AM
Michael from New York, NY

The title of your book refers to the fall of the American Empire. What is causing the fall? Has this been assisted by allowing China to rise unimpeded (or even with US help)?

May. 31 2007 11:23 AM

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