British historian Niall Ferguson joined us to discuss the question why the 20th century was the bloodiest in modern history. Another theme he discussed was why he thinks the American Century will be remembered for the exhaustion of the West and the rise of China. He challenges Americans to rethink their place in the world especially now in the light of the War in Iraq. Niall Ferguson is considered to be one of the finest historians of his generation. He is a bestselling author, teaching at Stern Business School, Harvard and Oxford. Times Magazine named Ferguson one of the 100 most influential people of the World. Ferguson’s book The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West won raving reviews.
Niall Ferguson’s TED talk, “The 6 killer apps of prosperity”