International man of history. Author, @HooverInst senior fellow, @bopinion columnist. Latest book, DOOM: The Politics of Catastrophe out May 4. Opinions my own.

Stanford, CA
Joined June 2009
At long last, alumni are exerting pressure on their universities to uphold academic freedom. A few years ago, for just this reason, I called for a "not giving pledge" or a "withholding pledge." Great to see it happening: wsj.com/articles/alumni-with…
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That's not quite what Alan Bennett says in The History Boys ... It's at 2.30 here: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=GrovWZqT…
History's just one bad thing after another... Looking forward to hearing from the world's leading Applied Historian, @nfergus, and our Project co-director, on Thursday this week (12pm EST) about his new book, #Doom Register below 👇 belfercenter.org/event/niall…
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This is the right stuff from @sajidjavid
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At times like this (in fact at all times), I always turn to @NAChristakis for insight. So should you. It was listening to him that led me to publish these words eight days ago.
There’s a new COVID19 variant that has people worried. Let’s talk about “omicron.” This assessment must necessarily be very preliminary, since we are in very early days (partly thanks to South Africa generously sounding the alarm!). 1/
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Good to see counterfactual history attracting new defenders. I feel a kind of pity for historians who cannot grasp that "what if?" questions are implied by nearly all historical statements of a causal nature. Best to make them explicit: timeshighereducation.com/new…
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Niall Ferguson retweeted
What to expect in the 2020s? Should we call back to the 1920s for clues? We open our new set of conversations w/the always interesting (& sometimes provocative) historian, author, ⁦⁦@bopinion⁩ columnist & intellectual entrepreneur ⁦@nferguspodcasts.apple.com/us/podcas…
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Niall Ferguson retweeted
As a celebrated historian and prolific columnist, @nfergus has plenty for which to be grateful. Ferguson explains why Americans should be giving thanks this holiday season. Listen to the full episode: hvr.co/2ZkhQ9K
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“Somewhere out there may lurk what I grimly call the ‘omega variant’ of SARS-CoV-2: vaccine-evading, even more contagious than delta, equally or more deadly. … the probability of this nightmare scenario is very low, but it is not zero.” bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
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Are the U.S. and China Headed Towards War? The final round of my @pairagraph debate with David Daokui Li is now (at last) live: pairagraph.com/dialogue/c181…
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