Niall Ferguson

Corona wars: It’s Trump vs Xi

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Who will win?

corona wars

Who will win the corona wars?

16 April 2020 1:52 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. The Covid-19 pandemic came along just as…

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

The 1960s were swinging. The 1970s were stagflationary. In the 1980s we made loadsamoney and greed was good. The 1990s…

Will Boris Johnson break up the Union?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

I spent the early part of last week in London, filming what are known in the television trade as PTCs…

Tech vs Trump

14 October 2017 9:00 am

In the 1962 Japanese sci-fi classic King Kong vs Godzilla, the two giant monsters fight to a stalemate atop Mount…

China’s students aren’t so scary any more

4 June 2016 9:00 am

In 1873, when Jules Verne published his Around the World in Eighty Days, it seemed worth betting that a circumnavigation…

Sorry, America, but it looks like Joe Biden is your next president

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I have a sinking feeling that Joe Biden might be the next president of the United States. In a brilliant…

Jonathan Portes, master of the political correction

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Jonathan Portes, master of the political correction

Niall Ferguson’s diary: Brazil is overtaking us – but it no longer feels like that

1 March 2014 9:00 am

 São Paolo It was back in 2001 that my good friend Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs coined the acronym ‘Bric’,…