Caption: Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson 

The American Empire and the American Elite

From: Jenny Attiyeh
Length: 55:00

This ThoughtCast hour discusses the American "empire" and the American elite, in two back-to-back interviews. The first is with Niall Ferguson, the controversial Scottish historian, who argues the U.S. is an "empire in denial" and urges us to take off the blinders -- and start acting like one! The second is with Robert Silvers, the longtime editor of the New York Review of Books, perhaps the pre-eminent intellectual publication in America, on the occasion of the paper's 45th Anniversary. Is the paper elite? You bet. It's a loaded word that Robert chews over deliciously... Read the full description.

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