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Niall Ferguson decries campus 'trigger warnings': This 'intellectual cowardice is beneath contempt'

As Twitchy reported Friday, an appearance at Georgetown University by Christina Hoff Sommers, host of the Factual Feminist video blog and author of “The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men” among other books,  563 more words

US Politics

Book: The Great Degeneration by Niall Ferguson

A short read, The Great Degeneration goes into the convergence between the West and the rest of the world. Ferguson’s underlying argument is that institutions, political, economical, and social, degenerate over time which is causing countries like the US to come down while other countries rise up and even jump ahead of the US.  579 more words

Finance

'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

Politics

Lusitania: A Hundred Years on...

The Lusitania Conspiracy?

By Dr Ken Baker

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Empire

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
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Australia-productivity-competition-economy-federal-pd20110712-JP4C6?OpenDocument

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

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