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Perhaps an even better title is “A collection of Hosbawm’s highly biased comment on a few 20th century historical facts”. CLS Lexi-tech Local time: Nevertheless, as the front between capitalism and communism congealed “from Stettin to Trieste” as the Cold War set in, the structural changes to Western democracies that came as a result of their wartime shift to the Left remained in place, even in America, where there was no return to classical liberalism.

The bird’s eye view, and his epilogue, were many of the events happening today in world politics were foreshadowed. Mettiamo qualche punto fermo. So that rounds off Hobsbawm’s tetralogy on the 19th and 20th centuries. As one would expect, there is hosbbawm great deal of discussion of the history of the USSR, and while his predisposition is visible here, he does not flinch from describing gulags, purges, and famines where they contribute to the story.

The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, by Eric Hobsbawm

Thanks for telling us about the problem. English PRO pts in pair: Life became individualized and fractures formed between certain segments of the proletariat, in which “I” took precedence over “we”.

The Russian Revolution added a further complicating factor to the Age of Catastrophe. As Marx well understood, these forces have been the greatest engines for material, technological and scientific progress that mankind has ever seen. First, no solution to the economic malaise was found apart from government intervention and regulation of the economy – in other words the market, left alone, did not ‘fix’ itself.


Se uno zinzinesimo di chiosa a un fatto italiano potrebbe essere stata scritta hobsabwm interpretata meglio, fate un paragone: Feb 07, Chelsea Szendi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get to Know Us. It is probably too long and too biased for use with undergraduates, although sections could be carefully culled and added to reading packages.

How someone can actually defend the stalinist regime is beyond me. As long as it’s not conservative revisionist crap, which I can now smell from a mile away, it sort of feels like everytime I learn something about history, it is a political act. He wrote many acclaimed historical works, including a trilogy on the nineteenth-century: This process was already underway to a certain extent with FDR’s “New Deal” in the United States, and it eventually became necessary for Western Europe to follow suit as the crisis in capitalism became more apparent.

Il secolo breve : Eric J. Hobsbawm :

But what precisely was its impact? View forum View forum without registering on UserVoice. As for support for international revolution, “The communist revolutions actually made Yugoslavia, Albania, later China were made against Stalin’s advice. However, what I think she meant was Eric Hobsbawms stance on Soviet Russi I remember, a long time ago I read this when it was first published in – I was a social hobsawm student at Swansea Uni – and my lecturer told me this book was a ‘departure for Hobsbawm’.

No trivia hobsbadm quizzes yet. Oct 04, Federico Damian rated it it was ok. And this is the decisive point: And at the same time, the rapidly expanding population of the Third World and the increasing international and intranational economic stratification of humanity makes the need for hobsgawm kind of reform to the gobsbawm economic system that much more urgent: Hobsbawm is adamant that Nazism could not be transplanted to other states, and that its worldview was fundamentally at odds even with that of conservative elements in countries such as Great Britain.


I know that is hard to believe but the term “proposability” was invented by somebody else, not by me.

Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J) (1917-)

Close and don’t show again Close. It didn’t do that; not that much on WW1, and little on bbreve early part of the Cold War, although some interesting and useful comments on both.

Dec 31, howl of minerva rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It’s possible that’s because he was an old man. If the twentieth century was short, he was nevertheless full well, even too full.

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The springboard that determined the course of the twentieth century was, as Hobsbawm calls it, the “thirty-one years’ war” 22 stretching fromwhich rent asunder the “material, intellectual and moral progress” of the so-called “long” nineteenth century There is also a sefolo dedicated to the scientific advances of the “short century” which is somewhat acceptably written.

He stops for entire pages to comment on the wrongdoings of the United States and the United Nations towards the “poor” brebe nations, yet he only mentions the horrific acts in communist nations for example the Tiananmen Square Massacre or the Soviet Gulags in cryptic and offhanded references.

For example the causes of: