It was the title of a pretty scary article that first caught our attention: Niall Ferguson’s The Origins of the Great War of 2007 — And how it could have been prevented (pdf) was written back in January of this year. It was a look backward through the eyes of a future historian about the “devasting nuclear exchange of August 2007” between Israel and Iran and the battles that followed.
Obviously, and sadly, the piece has only gotten scarier. Ferguson was on our show back in March with Francis Fukuyama. They talked about the course of empire and the last throes of conservatism, and it’s a converstion that resonates still. Chris is in New Orleans for the day, as it happens, so we figured this would be a good show to repeat.
We’ll be back live on Monday.