Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hot Historian

In 2003 I called Niall Ferguson the hottest historian in the world (if historians can be hot) in a profile for The Beaver. Well, the world is catching up. Ian Brown in The Globe & Mail:
Tuesday... was the day Harvard financial historian Niall Ferguson declared, in this newspaper, that the global recession is about to produce blood in the streets, "civil wars" and toppled governments. By Friday it was the No. 1 all-time best-read story on, and a global Internet tizzy as well.
Brown also quotes a source who describes Ferguson as "a self-promoter and a controversialist."
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