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'The Great Degeneration': Niall Ferguson explains how America is engineering its own demise

With ‘Civilization: The West and the Rest,’ Niall Ferguson described the “killer apps” that Western civilization used to propel itself past its rivals. With ‘The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die,’ he shows readers how quickly the wheels can come off the bus and send all of civil society’s passengers over a cliff. 601 more words


Lusitania: A Hundred Years on...

The Lusitania Conspiracy?

By Dr Ken Baker

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A Level History


Sometime in 2003 I was someone’s ‘bit on the side’ (see The Darkness) which was a situation that I was more than happy about, but just as I’d gotten used to the situation it came to an end. 531 more words

Learning from Europe's competitive spirit

Published in Business Spectator (Melbourne), 14 July 2011

One of the classic questions of economic history is how the West grew rich. And the classic answer to this question was given many years ago by economist Nathan Rosenberg and lawyer L. 1,012 more words


Documentary: The Ascent of Money

“What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.” —Victor Hugo

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Thoughts on reading Jonathan Israel: On the origins of the French Revolution

Never one to hide his light under a bushel, Jonathan Israel comes out swinging in his recent work, Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from the ‘Rights of Man’ to Robespierre… 548 more words

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52 Mondays: The Ascent of Money

If you take Niall Ferguson’s word for it, money does indeed make the world go ‘round.

His globe-trotting, widely varied book ambitiously titled The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World… 366 more words