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Niall Ferguson

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Niall Campbell Ferguson is a Scottish-American historian who works as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Previously, he was a professor at Harvard University and New York University, was also a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, and a visiting professor at the New College of the Humanities.
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The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
by Nicholas A. Christakis MD PhD (Mar 25, 2019)
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Tags: sociology
For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, ma...
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High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq
by Emma Sky (Apr 06, 2015)
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Tags: historypolitics
One of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2015One of Financial Times' Books of the Year, 2015A New York Times Editors' ChoiceA New Statesman [UK] Essential Book of the Year 2015A Times [UK] Book of the Year 2015Shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for NonfictionShortlisted for the 2016 Orwell PrizeWhen Emma Sky volunteered to help re...
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro (Jan 04, 2016)
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Tags: fictionfantasyadventurehistory
In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they havent seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joine...