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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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The Uses of History

National Review - 21 Sep 2017
This history (Eric Hobsbawm's Age of Extremes) does not mention the abolition of the law courts, or the establishment of the Cheka (the secret police), or the vicious expropriations that destroyed the Russian economy, or the mass starvation inflicted ...
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Martin Clark obituary

The Guardian - 17 Sep 2017
Martin's doctoral research under Eric Hobsbawm provided the basis for his first book, Antonio Gramsci and the Revolution that Failed (1977). Son of Alfred, a civil servant, and Muriel, a housewife, Martin was born in Worthing, West Sussex. During the ...
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History's verdict on the Russian Revolution

Livemint - 17 Sep 2017
The ex-communist (and anti-communist) writer Boris Souvarine underscored the religious character of the Bolshevik regime as far back as 1939. Even thoughtful Marxists like Eric Hobsbawm conceded the quasi-religious character of 20th century communism.
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On the occupation of the South East

Vanguard - 14 Sep 2017
As the late British Historian, Eric Hobsbawm has warned, wars of the 21st century can no longer be fought by conventional forces. Nigeria in its present skewed structure cannot survive no matter the degree of repression. It will ossify even if no one ...
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Marx's masterwork is as relevant as ever

Socialist Worker (press release) - 19 Sep 2017
What W H Dawson, an early British critic, wrote—as Eric Hobsbawm points out, in a very different tone from contemporary pro-capitalist commentators—remains true. “However its teaching may be viewed, no one will venture to dispute the masterly ...
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Memory and identity - Charles Xuereb

Times of Malta - 16 Sep 2017
French philosopher and sociologist Maurice Halbwachs, the father of collective memory, during the first half of the 20th century published two studies on the subject provoking other historians and philosophers including Eric Hobsbawm in the United ...
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Nigeria: On the Occupation of the South East

AllAfrica.com - 14 Sep 2017
As the late British Historian, Eric Hobsbawm has warned, wars of the 21st century can no longer be fought by conventional forces. Nigeria in its present skewed structure cannot survive no matter the degree of repression. It will ossify even if no one ...
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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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Author Archives

The Wire - 02 Sep 2017
Eric Hobsbawm's autobiography, Interesting Times: A Twentieth-Century Life, is a vast treasure house of memories and provides a look into the past and the events that have shaped the world of today. Federico Garcia Lorca and his home in Grenada. Credit ...
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Why the Partition Is Not an Event of the Past

The Wire - 10 Sep 2017
If the twentieth century was an “age of extremes,” as Eric Hobsbawm described it, then where do we place the promise of decolonisation on the one hand and terror of Partition on the other? “I did not want India to be partitioned, and it has been ...
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Community News: Harlech

Cambrian News - 24 Aug 2017
The first stop was the Croesor lido where a well-informed local man called Tudur told members about the famous people who have lived in Croesor, including EP Thompson and Eric Hobsbawm. He also filled the pool for the group but they hadn't brought ...
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Ravenna Jazz & Poetry: tra gli artisti anche Alessandro Scala

RavennaToday - 21 Sep 2017
Se il jazz è “rivoluzione dei suoni” (come disse Eric Hobsbawm), la poesia è “rivoluzione del linguaggio”. Il primo stravolge la tradizionale sintassi musicale, la seconda demolisce il prosaico ordine del discorso: la parentela tra le due arti è dunque ...
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The Birth of a Holiday

Jacobin magazine - 02 May 2017
In 1990 Michael Ignatieff, writing about Easter in the Observer, remarked that “secular societies have never succeeded in providing alternatives to religious rituals.” He pointed out that the French Revolution “may have turned subjects into citizens ...
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El Tedeum Evangélico y la invención de la tradición

El Mostrador - 15 Sep 2017
A mediados de 1983, mientras en Chile comenzaban a desarrollarse las Jornadas de Protesta Nacional, el famoso historiador británico Eric J. Hobsbawm publicó en Cambridge el que sería uno de sus libros más influyentes: The Invention of Tradition. En él ...

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