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  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141975238
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Great Degeneration

How Institutions Decay and Economies Die



Niall Ferguson's pithy, digestible polemic on the decline of the West

The Great Degeneration isa powerful - and in places polemical - indictment of an era of negligence and complacency. While the Arab world struggles to adopt democracy, and while China struggles to move from economic liberalization to the rule of law, Europeans and Americans alike are frittering away the institutional inheritance of centuries. To arrest the degeneration of the West's once dominant civilization, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform.

This book is based on Niall Ferguson's BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures 2012, which were broadcast under the title The Rule of Law and Its Enemies.

  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141975238
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99
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About the author

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is a Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. The bestselling author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire and Colossus, he also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world. Since 2003 he has written and presented three highly successful television documentary series for Channel Four: Empire, American Colossus and, most recently, The War of the World. He, his wife and three children divide their time between the United Kingdom and the United States.

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