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Counterfactual History with Niall Ferguson

Updated: Apr 1



Counterfactual History with Niall Ferguson

"On this week’s episode of the Governance Podcast, our Associate Director Dr. Samuel DeCanio interviews historian Niall Ferguson from the Hoover Institution. This episode is titled “Counterfactual History with Niall Ferguson”. Some of the questions they will explore are: How did historian Niall Ferguson become interested in the discipline of history? How can policymakers learn from history? How does our past inform our present? What is counterfactual history? Is counterfactual history useful for historical analysis and policymaking? About CSGS: The Centre for the Study of Governance and Society (CSGS) examines how both formal and informal rules of governance operate and evolve, and how these rules facilitate or imperil peaceful, prosperous, and ecologically secure societies." from video introduction.


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