Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness
Controversial historian Niall Ferguson argues that the last century was one of continual worldwide conflict, caused by empires engaged in ethnic conflict
Professor Niall Ferguson examines how the Wall Street Crash of 1929 shattered the American dream, bringing on the Great Depression.
In 1942, the the 20th Century teetered on a knife-edge. It was the year when the whole world map appeared to have been redrawn by the Axis powers.
Controversial historian Niall Ferguson examines the period 1943 to 1945, when the Allies were forced to make terrible compromises to defeat fanatical enemies.
Professor Niall Ferguson remembers the Cold War as a nuclear-powered peace that came terrifyingly close to falling apart.
In the final programme, Professor Niall Ferguson assesses whether the nations of the 21st century will be able to avert the outbreak of a cataclysmic global war.