ECFR Quarantimes #9 – with Niall Ferguson

In his latest paper "Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos", best-selling author and renowned historian Niall Ferguson explains what the First World War and the outbreak of covid-19 have in common. What socio-economic, political and geopolitical lessons can we draw as we face the consequences of the coronavirus?

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About ECFR Quarantimes

We are all suffering from confirmation bias. Nationalists claim that the corona virus shows the superiority of the nation state; multilateralists claim the same for multilateralism; the end of globalization has also been proclaimed; for the left it is the end of capitalism; and for climate activists it confirms the need for more climate protections. ECFR Quarantimes enlists the brightest voices to help us think beyond the immediate response to the covid-19 crisis and overcome our pre-existing biases and beliefs to shape Europe's future role in the post corona world.