The Square and the Tower

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The Square and Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
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AuthorNiall Ferguson
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
PublisherPenguin books
Publication date
7 June 2018
Media typePrint
Pages608
ISBN9780141984810

The Square and Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power is a book by Niall Ferguson, published in 2018 by Penguin Books, where he explains how those at the top of the towers of power have been overstated and the influence of "the social networks down below, in the town squares" has been underestimated. His aim is to highlight and correct this historical oversight. In The Daily Telegraph, historian Peter Frankopan described the book as "provocative". In Prospect, David Goodhart called the book "immensely stimulating, absorbing, illuminating ... sends ideas blazing all over the place".[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferguson, Niall. "The Square and the Tower". www.penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Anthony, Andrew (24 September 2017). "The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson review – a restless tour through power". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Review | Are scholars looking for history in all the wrong places?". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  4. ^ Knee, Jonathan A. (11 January 2018). "Review: Even on the Internet, What's Old Is New Again". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 22 April 2019.