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Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm CH FRSL FBA (/ˈhɒbz.bɔːm/; 9 June 191...

wikipedia - 19 Sep 2016
Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm CH FRSL FBA (/ˈhɒbz.bɔːm/; 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism and nationalism. His best-known works include his trilogy about what he called the "long 19th century" (The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, The Age of Capital: 1848–1875 and The Age of Empire: 1875–1914), The Age of Extremes on the short 20th century, and an edited volume that introduced the influential idea of "invented traditions".
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World View: Centenary of Russian revolution well worth marking

Irish Times - 11 Nov 2017
One of its principal contemporary historians, Sheila Fitzpatrick, reviewing five anniversary books earlier this year in the London Review of Books, pointed out that Eric Hobsbawm, writing in the late 1980s, regarded the revolution as the central event ...
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Communism every bit as evil as fascism in casting aside humanity

The Australian - 24 Oct 2017
Had he still been alive, the Marxist professor Eric Hobsbawm would almost certainly have been asked for his thoughts on the centenary of the Russian Revolution. His views would have been treated with respect, if not admiration. He might even have been ...
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The Roots of Spanish Rage

Jacobin magazine - 18 Nov 2017
More importantly, the kind of xenophobia that in other European countries articulates along a native–foreign “other” axis in Spain is harnessed along center–periphery lines—a reflection of what Eric Hobsbawm called the “anomalous and self-contained” ...
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The morality of communism and fascism

The Times - 24 Oct 2017
Sir, Melanie Phillips writes about the Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm (“Communism is every bit as evil as fascism”, Comment, Oct 24). A damning piece of evidence against him came in an interview he gave to Michael Ignatieff on the BBC in 1994 ...
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Who is to blame for the crisis of the Left in India?

Livemint - 05 Nov 2017
In a 2010 interview to the New Left Review, Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm was asked to list the global events that have surprised him in the post-1991 period—which is when The Age Of Extremes, the last of his four-part magnum opus, ends. Among ...
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A decade of famine and purges: the murderous 1930s under Stalin - 09 Nov 2017
He also, as Kotkin makes clear in his balanced and level-headed narrative, drove the transformation of the USSR into an industrial and military superpower, and it is this 'achievement' that is advanced by his apologists — such as the late Eric ...
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BONNER: History proves that communism kills

Toronto Sun - 07 Nov 2017
Some left-wing intellectuals, such as communist historian Eric Hobsbawm, refused to denounce the invasion because he thought it would cede the moral high ground. But others thought the invasion was the last straw — which is odd. They had apparently ...
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El laboratorio de Eric Hobsbawm

Página 12 - 04 Nov 2017
Poco antes de morir, en 2012, ya con 95 años, Eric Hobsbawm manifestó la voluntad de publicar un volumen con sus artículos y ensayos sobre América Latina. No tuvo tiempo de hacerlo, pero el historiador británico Lesley Bethell recogió la tarea y ...
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'Hidden City': Finding the Philly of the past - 03 Nov 2017
Readers will notice that rather than addressing the "long nineteenth century" - a term coined by British historian Eric Hobsbawm for the period between 1789 and 1914 - the book is concerned primarily with Philadelphia's architecture and society from ...
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Radio: Meandering debate

Church Times - 10 Nov 2017
But, as Eric Hobsbawm admitted to Simon Schama in Archive on 4 (Radio 4, Saturday), Marxism has singularly failed to apply its methodology effectively to the new economic world. The widespread failure of unfettered market economics has not brought ...
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The rise of England's imperial power - 29 Oct 2017
Ackroyd eschews distinct left or right leanings here. Readers looking for a more detailed analysis of how global capitalism changed the world in this period should consult the work of more left-field historians, such as Christopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawm.
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Hobsbawm's Long Century

Jacobin magazine - 09 Jun 2017
One long century ago, on June 9, 1917, not quite halfway between the February Revolution and the October Revolution, Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria, Egypt. The lifelong communist died only five years ago, in 2012 at the age of ninety-five.
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100 years of Russian Revolution

Daily Excelsior - 02 Nov 2017
November 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and the establishment of the world's first socialist state. In this centenary year of the Russian Revolution, books are being published, op-eds written, and programs broadcast about ...
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Resilience under stress

Republica - 03 Nov 2017
Just before his death, the inscrutable Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm darkly predicted, “The world of the third millennium will most certainly continue to be one of violent politics and violent political changes. The only thing uncertain about them is ...
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Brexit and the 'Age of Easy Answers'

Financial Times - 01 Nov 2017
Some readers of this blog will know the late Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm's sequence of general histories with the titles The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and, taking the story to 1991, The Age of Extremes. A sequel ...

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