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Niall Ferguson's 'Empire'

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Niall Ferguson's 'Empire'

Niall Ferguson's 'Empire'

Niall Ferguson's 'Empire'

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"Pax Britannica" is an ugly phrase for many people, redolent of empire, slavery and colonialism. In his newest book, British historian Niall Ferguson sees more. He tracks the rise and fall of British world order as an object lesson for the United States.

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Niall Ferguson
*Author of Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power