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Niall Ferguson on the Degeneration of the West


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Historian Niall Ferguson
Chatham House/Wikimedia Commons
Historian Niall Ferguson

Harvard University historian Niall Ferguson, prized by many conservative economists and politicians, joins us to discuss his latest book, "The Great Degeneration". Ferguson recounts what he sees as the decline of the era of Western progress and power. We'll also get Ferguson's thoughts on recent news from unrest in Egypt to impediments to the Affordable Care Act.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Niall Ferguson, professor of history at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University; and author of "The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die"

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