Niall Ferguson on Doom, Disaster and Democracy | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Published on May 11, 2021

Renowned historian Niall Ferguson has bad news: We’re getting worse, not better, at handling disasters like the pandemic. This is the argument he lays out in his new book “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe”, which sets 2020 into wider context and asks why many countries’ initial responses to coronavirus were too slow. He speaks with Walter Isaacson about how we got here and what the next big disaster might be.

Originally aired on May 11, 2021.

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