Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Niall Ferguson”

Expecting the Saudis to ‘Combat Extremist Ideology’ Is Folly

No one could look at their record and believe that the Saudis are reliable partners.

Posted May 29th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The calamity in Yemen. Peter Oborne and Nawal al-Maghafi report on the …

Posted September 2nd, 2016

The ‘Council of Historical Advisers’ Is a Terrible Idea

Few things are less productive or potentially more misleading than to have historians go on an analogy hunt to influence a contemporary policy decision.

Posted September 1st, 2016

Is the Idea of Scottish Independence Baffling?

Nothing could be easier to understand than for people to try getting more control over how (and by whom) they are governed.

Posted September 15th, 2014

Hegemonists and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

Niall Ferguson makes a characteristically ridiculous claim: Mr. Obama’s supporters like nothing …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Walt and Liberal Interventionists

Dan Drezner didn’t like Walt’s “liberal imperialism” list: What is it that …

Posted May 22nd, 2013

Niall Ferguson and the “Major Strategic Challenge” from China

Most of the criticism of Niall Ferguson’s recent essay hasn’t touched on …

Posted August 21st, 2012

Ferguson’s Proposal for Chinese Intervention in Syria

Niall Ferguson thinks China should intervene somehow in Syria, which he tries …

Posted June 18th, 2012