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March 30, 2016 12:01 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Niall Ferguson – Academia

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Niall Ferguson. Photo: Chatham House / Wikimedia Commons

Niall Ferguson. Photo: Chatham House / Wikimedia Commons.

Niall Ferguson

Writer and commentator

Niall Ferguson, a renowned history professor, is a prolific writer and commentator on contemporary politics and economics. His latest biography, “Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist,” is considered a definitive work, based on unprecedented access to Henry Kissinger’s private papers.

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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015 ACADEMIA Daniel Sperber Jeffrey Herf Jon Levenson Jonathan Sarna Mark Yudof Niall Ferguson Rivka Carmi Steven Pinker ARTS AND CULTURE Adam Sandler Robert...

Ferguson, not one to shy away from controversy, has also maintained that boycotts such as BDS serve as bulkheads against peace. “The idea that you cut off communication with a free society, with a democracy, because you disagree with its government policy strikes me as appalling,” he has said. “It is an ultimately unhelpful and unconstructive blacklisting.”

Also of note is Ferguson’s marriage to the acclaimed author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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