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Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe – Niall Ferguson explores Covid-19 and other disasters of the past, as well as those yet to come

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe by Niall Ferguson. PenguinEconomic historian Niall Ferguson opens his new survey of human responses to disasters with a mea culpa.Back in early 2020, as cases of Covid-19 emerged worldwide, Ferguson was public­ly condemning complacency in the face of potential disaster. Yet he continued to fly frequently around three continents and often found it too tiresome to wear a mask.He waits until Chapter 9 to provide the beginnings of a history of the disease and the…

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