Niall Ferguson and the right’s embrace of the stupid

Keynes' Wedding

When I heard that Niall Ferguson had said that JM Keynes advocated reckless economic policies because he was gay and childless, and hence had no concern for the future, I wrote: ‘If true, this represents Ferguson’s degeneration from historian to shock jock’.

The reports were true, but I was wrong. There has been no degeneration. Ferguson has always been this crass and crassly inaccurate.

Carry on reading