Niall Ferguson Niall Ferguson

On being called a racist

My ‘literary spat’ with the London Review of Books

My ‘literary spat’ with the London Review of Books

Economic history is not politically correct. Many on the left therefore struggle with its findings. It is indeed astonishing that, from the beginning of the 16th century until the third quarter of the 20th century, the West (Europe and its settler colonies) did much better than the rest of the world and came to rule over it.

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Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist

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