Niall Ferguson: "Our capacity for self-destruction grows greater every day"
The historian and author answers Prospect's questions on favourite quotations, most embarrassing moments—and why he'd like to have a go at being a real man.
could spend a day in one place at one moment in history, where and when would that be? "I’d quite like to pop up in the cabinet room on 2nd August 1914, and give a brief but shocking presentation."
What would people be most surprised to know about
? "That I am an introvert"