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Thread: The odius Niall Ferguson and his defence of Pinochet

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    From the same meeting (Im paraphrasing) - a very good historian who was excellent in his early work on economic history and is extremely clever, which makes his dangerous & poorly researched right wing apologetics for empire even more reprehensible.
    Dangerous = true
    Poorly researched = not drawing slavishly on your preferred narratives

    Am I right?

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    No. Poorly researched as in, disprovable through basic work and acres of evidence that contradicts the assumptions, arguments and conclusions.

    The person I was speaking was not radical in any sense, liked Ferguson personally and had professional connections - yet threw Empire down after a few pages in disgust.

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    But maybe thats wrong, maybe the system that killed 150-200 million people, committed numerous acts of genocide and laid the foundations for planetary destruction was actually a good thing.

    Discuss.

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