Historians often discuss the lives of noteworthy individuals—kings, emperors, presidents—but in reality the history of the world has been determined by collective action of the people, not by figureheads. In this 2018 public program, renowned historian Niall Ferguson explores how networks—guilds and families, clans and cabals—have cooperated throughout history to shape the ever-changing world.
Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Jan. 18, 2018
Top image: Undated group portrait of the members of an unidentified Masonic club (George P. Hall & Son photograph collection, circa 1876-1914, Patricia D. Klingenstein Library)