Senior Fellow Hoover Institution
World Order: Brexit, Populism and Kissinger

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution who is the 2016 Underhill Lecturer at Berkeley. After discussing  the importance of Anglo American Studies, and the implications of the wave of populism sweeping the West, including  Brexit and the Trump phenomena, the conversation turns to an in depth look at  Ferguson’s recent book on Kissinger, 1923-1969, The Idealist.  Ferguson details the evolution of Kissinger’s thinking about international affairs up until the time he assumes the position of national security advisor under President Nixon,.

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About Harry Kreisler

Harry Kreisler is the creator, executive producer and host of the Conversations with History series. Conceived in 1982 by Mr. Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, Conversations with History includes over 600 interviews.

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