25 February 2009

You think I'm dark...

...get a load of Niall Ferguson...

“There will be blood, in the sense that a crisis of this magnitude is bound to increase political as well as economic conflict. It is bound to destabilize some countries."

"It will cause civil wars to break out, that have been dormant. It will topple governments that were moderate and bring in governments that are extreme."

"These things are pretty predictable."

"The question is whether the general destabilization, the return of, if you like, political risk, ultimately leads to something really big in the realm of geopolitics."


Anonymous said...

Professor Ferguson is one smart cookie. I've read most of his books and if anyone can look at current trends against the backdrop of history, he's the one. I hope he's wrong, but then he's a lot smarter than pretty much all of us, especially the politicos

Neo Conservative said...

saw him being interviewed on tvo... he's a pretty impressive guy.