Niall Ferguson

From the First World War to the rise of radical Islam, catastrophes cannot be treated like ordinary problems

There is a truth at the heart of his controversial comments about my antecedent which Niall Ferguson does not need to apologise for

BY OLIVER WISEMAN

 On the letters page of the new issue of Standpoint, two leading historians debate the state of history in schools today.

The pessimists are lining up to announce the fall of the West and above all of the US. But the Americans will prove them wrong

‘The dance floor at the wedding of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Niall Ferguson would have been the Guardian’s worst nightmare’