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Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson Vs Pankaj Mishra Counterfactual historian Niall Ferguson has a habit of lashing out at bad reviews of his work. So you could say Pankaj Mishra pretty much asked for it, dubbing Ferguson racist while giving a bad review of his Civilization: The West and the Rest for the London Review of Books in Nov. A high-voltage literary spat ensued. As apologies are not forthcoming, this could end up in court.

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