From the eruption of Vesuvius to the Chernobyl meltdown, human history has always been punctuated by catastrophes – some natural, others very much man-made.
In his new book Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, world-renowned historian Prof. Niall Ferguson argues that far from being “unprecedented”, the response to Covid-19 exhibits the same political and social pathologies that have shaped so many previous crises. Moreover, we can’t hope to understand the pandemic without a keen appreciation of the history of economics, society, culture and politics.
For our latest CapX Live event, we’re delighted to welcome Prof. Ferguson for an in-depth discussion with our editor-in-chief Robert Colvile.
Tuesday 29th June
13.00 – 14.00