I am an independent historian, with a focus on the intersection of economics, finance, and politics.

 

My latest book, When Globalization Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana, is a history of the dangers of economic interdependence in a multipolar world.

A convoy sets out for Britain in World War II, running the gauntlet of the U-boats lying in wait.

 

"The tattered history of the notion that free, international trade ensures the permanence of peace and the disappearance of war . . . Sturdy, scholarly, sharply focused, closely reasoned."

Kirkus Reviews