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“[Ferguson’s] intellectual virtuosity is refreshing. The Great Degeneration won't be popular in the Obama White House or other centers of power. Jeremiah wasn't popular with the elders of Judea either. They tossed him in jail for his sedition. They had reason later to be sorry.” —The Wall Street Journal
"An informative and enjoyable read." —Financial Times
NIALL FERGUSON is one of the world’s most renowned historians. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire, Colossus, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, High Financier, and Civilization. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a senior research fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and a senior research fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also a regular contributor to Newsweek and Bloomberg television.See all Product Description
Before reading this book, I had supposed Mr. Ferguson to be one of the greatest historians writing today. After reading this book, I want to express my disillusionment. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cliff McKay
Having heard so much overblown praise of Ferguson’s giant intellect, reading “The Great Degeneration” was a huge disappointment. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rebecca Last
Representative government, the free market, the rule of law, and civil society I would agree are all hallmarks of Western Civilization, as Ferguson contends in The Great... Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2013 by wajac
This idea of four «blackbox» to explain the present time is a good one. They are : democracy, economy, rule of law and civil and uncivil societies. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2013 by S. Mercier
The author did produce some books worth reading in the past, but not the case this time with this book. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2013 by Kevin Yu, Toronto