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Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

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How to Stay Sane During the Plague Year

Maybe you stayed safe in the plague year. Most of us have. But did you stay sane?

After the Pandemic, a Pile of IOUs

After the disease, the debt. After the plague, the pile of IOUs.

Bitcoin Is Winning the Covid-19 Monetary Revolution

In “Shuggie Bain,” Douglas Stuart’s award-winning and harrowing depiction of alcoholism, sectarianis

How Biden and Xi Can Keep the New Cold War from Turning Hot

A little French word that used to play a big role in global politics is poised for a comeback: deten

The ‘Good Censors’

When talking among themselves, Silicon Valley big shots sometimes say weird things.

Joe Biden Could End Up Being a Wartime President

Successful Democratic candidates for the presidency of the United States invariably campaign with pr

TikTok Is Inane. China’s Imperial Ambition is Not.

It’s hard to get past the initial sheer inanity of TikTok. I spent half an hour trying to make se

America and China Are Entering the Dark Forest

“We are in the foothills of a Cold War.” Those were the words of Henry Kissinger when I interviewed

2020 Is Not 1968

The American death toll is rising. An unpopular president fears for his re-election chances.

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