At just 54 years old, Niall Ferguson may well be the most famous history professor in the world today.
In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the academic and prolific author talks about how the Trump administration is doing after a year in office, and discusses the state of the world, his influences and much more.
– Ferguson on what’s surprised him about the Trump administration
– How the Trump administration has done after a year in office
– On why Trump won
– On whether Ferguson’s new book is really a case against populism
– Ferguson gives his thoughts on world hotspots, from China to North Korea to Saudi Arabia
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