Historian Niall Ferguson: Why I am quitting Britain for 'intellectual’ America

Historians in the News

Niall Ferguson was regarded so highly by his fellow Scotsman Michael Gove that the Education Secretary invited him to advise on the development of a new history syllabus.

Ferguson has, though, returned the compliment by announcing that he is quitting this country because its intellectual life is so shallow.

“My future is in the US,” declares the presenter of such television programmes as The Ascent of Money. “My son will be a US citizen. That is where I and my wife are probably heading.”...

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