The War of the World

The War of the World by Niall Ferguson

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The beginning of the twentieth century saw human civilization at its most enlightened, well-educated, globalized and wealthy. What turned it into a bloodbath? Niall Ferguson re-tells the story of history`s most savage century as a continual war that raged for 100 years. From the plains of Poland to the killing fields of Cambodia, he reveals how economic boom-and-bust, decaying empires and, above all, poisonous ideas of race led men to treat each other as aliens. It was an age of hatred that ended with the twilight, not the triumph, of the West. And, he shows, it could happen all over again. `A heartbreaking, serious and thoughtful survey of human evil that is utterly fascinating and dramatic` Simon Sebag Montefiore, The New York Times `Unputdownable, controversial, compelling` Independent on Sunday `The grenade lobbed into the cosy tea party of received wisdom` Max Hastings `A big, bold and brilliantly belligerent book` Sunday Telegraph `History at its most controversial ... no one can afford to overlook it` Allan Mallinson `Hums with energy, quotable insights and pithy summaries` Observer `Gripping` Tristram Hunt

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Ferguson Neil Date of birth: April 18, 1964 Genres: Non-fiction, Non-fiction, Biography Total books: 14 First book: 1995 Last book: 2012 Scottish historian, economist, journalist, writer. [collapse collapsed title = B & O G R A F Y:] Niall Campbell Douglas Ferguson is one of the most cited scientists of the 21st century. He is widely known on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean as the author of numerous popular works on economic history, researcher, public figure, and teacher. In 2004, Time magazine included him in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Neil Ferguson was born in Scotland. His father was a doctor, his mother was a physics teacher. The family adhered to atheistic views, and Ferguson is still an atheist, which is not typical for Europe or the United States. When Neil was young, his family lived in Kenya for a while. After graduating from the Glasgow School Academy, Neil could not decide on the choice of specialization in the university: English literature or history? But after reading "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, he firmly decided to become a historian. The young man received a scholarship at Oxford Magdalene College. Fellow students remembered Ferguson as a witty rebel who liked the ideas of Margaret Thatcher and the punk band Sex Pistols. He received a bachelor`s degree, a master`s degree in history, and in 1989 he defended his doctoral dissertation on inflationary processes in Germany 1914-1924. Neil Ferguson`s academic career includes research, teaching, consulting at Oxford, Cambridge, New York University, London School of Economics, University of North Texas, Stanford University, etc. Since 1992, Ferguson has been a Research Fellow at the Jesus College of the University of Oxford, since 2004 - Professor of History at Harvard University. In 2010, at the invitation of the British government, the scientist took part in the development of history curricula for schools in England and Wales. In June 2011, together with colleagues, he founded New College of the Humanities, a private liberal arts college in London. Ferguson`s fame is promoted by active appearances in newspapers, on radio and television. Since 2007, the scientist has been a contributing editor for The Financial Times. Many of the author`s works formed the basis of documentary series: "Civilization.

How the West differs from the rest of the world" ("Civilization: The West and the Rest"), "China: Triumph and Turmoil" and others. In 2008, one of two adaptations of Ferguson`s bestselling book, Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, won The International Emmy for Best Documentary. Neil Ferguson founded his own broadcaster, Chimerica Media, and her full-length documentary on the life of Henry Kissinger won a prize at the 2011 New York International Film Festival. The blog of the historian is very popular. Ferguson is the managing director of Greenmantle LLC and serves on the board of directors of the Affiliated Managers Group, an international asset management corporation. At the same time, today the scientist claims that workaholism took him away from his own children. The 2000s were especially difficult, when work on television had to be combined with teaching at Harvard. “Looking back, I think that I would say `no` to many things in order to devote more time to children, - Ferguson admits.

- But these years will not return." Neil Ferguson is bold and independent; many of his ideas are hotly debated. Opponents note both the wide range of the scientist`s knowledge and the controversy of his arguments, especially considering Ferguson`s love for modeling alternative versions of the development of history! So, the scientist believes that Great Britain should have refrained from participating in the First World War and allowed Germany to win in it - then there would have been no soil for the flourishing of fascism and communism. Neil Ferguson popularized the term "Eurabian" - as he pejoratively calls Europe, in which the processes of de-Christianization and Islamization are rapidly going on. Together with the economist Moritz Schularik, he coined and coined the term "Chimerica" ​​(China + America), which characterizes the symbiosis of the economies of the two countries - "marriage made in heaven", the product of which is untold wealth and world financial crises. Ferguson endorses the colonial policies once pursued by the United Kingdom and supports modern international intervention in Iraqi affairs. Criticizes the policies of Barack Obama. Neil Ferguson has three children from his first marriage to the editor of the Daily Mail, Susan Douglas. In 2010, it became known that a popular historian had an affair with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a human rights defender of Somali origin. Fleeing political repression, the Ayaan Hirsi family moved from Somalia to Kenya. But in 1992, the girl fled to the Netherlands, as her father forced her to marry a distant relative. Ayaan Hirsi Ali became a politician and speaks out against the humiliating position of women in Islamic society. This is the theme of her film Submission, which Ali co-directed with Theo van Gogh in 2004. Because of the film, van Gogh was killed by an Islamist radical. Ayaan Hirsi herself has repeatedly received death threats. For many years she has been under police protection and is forced to move from country to country, since the authorities are not always ready to pay the costs of ensuring her security. However, Ayaan Hirsi Ali does not give up and recently announced work on the second part of "Obedience". According to Neil Ferguson, Ali helped him better understand the role of Western civilization and its importance in maintaining peace. "Liberalism is now something self-evident for the West, we have ceased to value and respect it.

But freedom is especially vulnerable if you take it for granted.

Ali`s odyssey reminded me of the value of what we have," Ferguson shared in one of the interview. In 2011, the scientist divorced his first wife and married Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In December 2011, the couple had a son. [/ collapse]

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Ferguson Neil Date of birth: April 18, 1964 Genres: Non-fiction, Non-fiction, Biography Total books: 14 First book: 1995 Last book: 2012 Scottish historian, economist, journalist, writer. [collapse collapsed title = B & O G R A F Y:] Niall Campbell Douglas Ferguson is one of the most cited scientists of the 21st century. He is widely known on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean as the author of numerous popular works on economic history, researcher, public figure, and teacher. In 2004, Time magazine included him in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Neil Ferguson was born in Scotland. His father was a doctor, his mother was a physics teacher. The family adhered to atheistic views, and Ferguson is still an atheist, which is not typical for Europe or the United States. When Neil was young, his family lived in Kenya for a while. After graduating from the Glasgow School Academy, Neil could not decide on the choice of specialization in the university: English literature or history? But after reading "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, he firmly decided to become a historian. The young man received a scholarship at Oxford Magdalene College. Fellow students remembered Ferguson as a witty rebel who liked the ideas of Margaret Thatcher and the punk band Sex Pistols. He received a bachelor`s degree, a master`s degree in history, and in 1989 he defended his doctoral dissertation on inflationary processes in Germany 1914-1924. Neil Ferguson`s academic career includes research, teaching, consulting at Oxford, Cambridge, New York University, London School of Economics, University of North Texas, Stanford University, etc. Since 1992, Ferguson has been a Research Fellow at the Jesus College of the University of Oxford, since 2004 - Professor of History at Harvard University. In 2010, at the invitation of the British government, the scientist took part in the development of history curricula for schools in England and Wales. In June 2011, together with colleagues, he founded New College of the Humanities, a private liberal arts college in London. Ferguson`s fame is promoted by active appearances in newspapers, on radio and television. Since 2007, the scientist has been a contributing editor for The Financial Times. Many of the author`s works formed the basis of documentary series: "Civilization. How the West differs from the rest of the world" ("Civilization: The West and the Rest"), "China: Triumph and Turmoil" and others. In 2008, one of two adaptations of Ferguson`s bestselling book, Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, won The International Emmy for Best Documentary. Neil Ferguson founded his own broadcaster, Chimerica Media, and her full-length documentary on the life of Henry Kissinger won a prize at the 2011 New York International Film Festival. The blog of the historian is very popular. Ferguson is the managing director of Greenmantle LLC and serves on the board of directors of the Affiliated Managers Group, an international asset management corporation. At the same time, today the scientist claims that workaholism took him away from his own children. The 2000s were especially difficult, when work on television had to be combined with teaching at Harvard. “Looking back, I think that I would say `no` to many things in order to devote more time to children, - Ferguson admits. - But these years will not return." Neil Ferguson is bold and independent; many of his ideas are hotly debated. Opponents note both the wide range of the scientist`s knowledge and the controversy of his arguments, especially considering Ferguson`s love for modeling alternative versions of the development of history! So, the scientist believes that Great Britain should have refrained from participating in the First World War and allowed Germany to win in it - then there would have been no soil for the flourishing of fascism and communism. Neil Ferguson popularized the term "Eurabian" - as he pejoratively calls Europe, in which the processes of de-Christianization and Islamization are rapidly going on. Together with the economist Moritz Schularik, he coined and coined the term "Chimerica" ​​(China + America), which characterizes the symbiosis of the economies of the two countries - "marriage made in heaven", the product of which is untold wealth and world financial crises. Ferguson endorses the colonial policies once pursued by the United Kingdom and supports modern international intervention in Iraqi affairs. Criticizes the policies of Barack Obama. Neil Ferguson has three children from his first marriage to the editor of the Daily Mail, Susan Douglas. In 2010, it became known that a popular historian had an affair with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a human rights defender of Somali origin. Fleeing political repression, the Ayaan Hirsi family moved from Somalia to Kenya. But in 1992, the girl fled to the Netherlands, as her father forced her to marry a distant relative. Ayaan Hirsi Ali became a politician and speaks out against the humiliating position of women in Islamic society. This is the theme of her film Submission, which Ali co-directed with Theo van Gogh in 2004. Because of the film, van Gogh was killed by an Islamist radical. Ayaan Hirsi herself has repeatedly received death threats. For many years she has been under police protection and is forced to move from country to country, since the authorities are not always ready to pay the costs of ensuring her security. However, Ayaan Hirsi Ali does not give up and recently announced work on the second part of "Obedience". According to Neil Ferguson, Ali helped him better understand the role of Western civilization and its importance in maintaining peace. "Liberalism is now something self-evident for the West, we have ceased to value and respect it. But freedom is especially vulnerable if you take it for granted. Ali`s odyssey reminded me of the value of what we have," Ferguson shared in one of the interview. In 2011, the scientist divorced his first wife and married Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In December 2011, the couple had a son. [/ collapse]