Monday, June 27, 2011

Niall Ferguson on The Pity of War

I don't know how this just came to my attention, but this is an interview from about 10 years ago, shortly after Ferguson published his The Pity of War, which is about the First World War. Listening to him, you realize why he is a first-rate historian. This is good, because as a current events commentator, where he is quite active currently, I find him less persuasive. Indeed, I have a growing skepticism of all such commentators, but he's been more irksome to me than some. However, because of his interesting work as a historian, I listen.

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