The Realignment

124 | Niall Ferguson: The Politics and History of Catastrophe

Episode Summary

Niall Ferguson, author of Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, joins the show to discuss why some societies fall apart while others rise in the face of doom, how a Cold War between the U.S. and China could lead to catastrophe, and analyze the pathologies facing modern America through the lenses of imperial decline, finance, institutional decline, and social fragmentation. Special Niall Ferguson Bookshop Link: Subscribe to The Realignment’s Substack, now released on Thursdays: