Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault on Sir Roger Scruton, who in recent weeks has been smeared in the media, fired by the government and had…
Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.
Niall FergusonThe horrific massacres in Sri Lanka add to my forebodings about a "global Bosnia," in which extremists target places of worship. From a month ago
Niall Ferguson"Struggling to reconcile the left’s repudiation of western civilisation with the widespread grief over the damage to Notre Dame. The only conclusion I can reach is that people simply like such big, ornate buildings as backdrops for their holiday selfies."
In an email to the university community, the school president affirmed his commitment to free speech and academic freedom.
Niall Ferguson“I had a concern that she would be able to speak, and her fans were allowed onto our campus ... where there will be trans individuals and sexual-assault survivors. We’re giving a space for her following to come into our safe space that we pay to be in.”
I had this interesting mini-eureka moment a few weeks ago that I wanted to share for a few reasons. One, I don’t usually reflect on the connections that help me understand how I learn somethi…
Niall FergusonNew material for Book II, chapter XVIII, of The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization: "Library collections continue to promote and proliferate whiteness with their very existence and the fact that they are physically taking up space in our libraries."
In American law there is a concept called ‘the fruit of the poison tree’ which means that if the source of some alleged evidence is rotten, or has been wrongfully obtained, then everything coming from…
Toby Young talks to Sir Roger Scruton, the conservative philosopher, about getting sacked as an advisor to the British Government after making some politically incorrect remarks, and the implications of his defenestration for intellectual freedom...