Niall Ferguson’s Colossus

I was thirteen when the Towers fell. Math class was cancelled. Instead of doing algebra, we sat huddled on the classroom floor, watching the destruction on a small screen, too uncomprehending to feel real fear, but old enough, still, to […]

Niall Ferguson’s Civilization

In a review of Howard Zinn’s wildly popular A People’s History of the United States, Thomas Sowell once quipped that, reading it, you’d have no idea what attracted so many people to America’s shores. Much the same criticism can be levelled […]