I tried watching the documentary series called the Ascent of Money but gave up about half way through. I found Ferguson unconvincing in his analysis and bombastic in his presentation.
Since “everyone” was reading the book I assumed that I was an idiot. Then I see this and feel better.
“At The Atlantic, and with the searing headline “As a Harvard Alum, I Apologize,” James Fallows writes, “A tenured professor of history at my undergraduate alma mater has written a cover story for Daily Beast/Newsweek that is so careless and unconvincing that I wonder how he will presume to sit in judgment of the next set of student papers he has to grade.”
Niall Ferguson Smacked Down Over Newsweek Cover — Daily Intel.