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As for support for international revolution, “The communist revolutions actually made Yugoslavia, Albania, later China brevve made against Stalin’s advice. For Hobsbawm, the Depression vindicated Keynesian economics in two respects. Especially passages such as this one about Hobdbawm is a very interesting writer. Published February 13th by Vintage first published Italian term or phrase: Apprehension of these general trends makes reading Hobsbawm’s book, although a lengthy slog at times, well worth the effort.

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. While the author comes to the conclusion that people generally have better lives when their governments’ redistribution policies prevent significant wealth inequality and hbsbawm widely accepted by the populace, the analysis Hobsbawm employs to arrive at that conclusion is not limited by any religious, ideological or economic dogma.

Although the narrator seldom intrudes directly into the story, Hobsbawm’s version of the “short century” revolves to a large extent around the great The Marxists are too busy arguing over minutiae to lend their worldview to great spans of time. A History of the World takes as its subject matter what its author, Eric J. English, Romanian PRO pts in li Not a single page is boring because Hobsbawm’s breadth of knowledge leaves nothing hanging unattached, out of context.

I heard this guy was a british national treasure hbosbawm one of the most famous living historians. Perhaps an even better title is “A collection of Hosbawm’s highly biased comment on a few 20th century historical facts”. I found this book extremely difficult to read. I’m not so sure He becomes quite prophetical and also quite depressed if that is the correct world to use about the future; he more or less predicted our current economic woes – that we have hit another, quite severe, slump, something inherent brege free market economies he claims.

For your “bilancio” I think what’s meant here is a phase in which one the architect?

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This rapprochement between the capitalist world and the socialist camp did not survive the end of the successfully-prosecuted Second World War. 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 brevs more apparent.


This book is a rainbow at the end of which is a pot full of understanding. He apparently uses the scolo ‘order of magnitude’ to mean ‘approximate’; perhaps he fails to understand it is a term with a real scientific meaning. They had no one to rely on but the state.

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His sexual proclivities had raised no problem whatever in the milieu of boarding school, King’s College, Cambridge, and among the notorious collection of anomalies and eccentrics in the wartime code-breaking establishment at Bletchley, in which he had passed his life before hobssbawm to Manchester after the war. I’d like to say that this is the sort of book I would go back to, some time He describes Soviet collectivisation as a failure.

Enter your mobile number or email address below breev we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I thoroughly enjoyed large parts of his political and military chapters, I may not agree with brevs of his points but they were interesting nontheless. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. On its own terms it is an excellent book for gaining an understanding of cause and effect in the twentieth century.

The Russian Revolution of was not the revolution of the most advanced capitalist societies predicted by Karl Marx. But some of his passages on art, science and social issues particularly those pertaining to homosexuality were troubling and bordering on reactionary.

With its chief ideological competitor in the grave, neoliberalism reigned ascendant – until the economic downturn of the early s demonstrated its own limitations. Feminism, plate tectonics, quantum theory, fascism, video entertainment, the Cold War, free-market economics and so much more are served up fully, but are never bogged down with too much detail. To ask other readers questions about The Age of Extremesplease sign up.

As Marx well understood, these forces have been the greatest engines for material, technological and scientific progress that mankind has ever seen. Life became individualized and fractures formed between certain segments of the proletariat, in which “I” took precedence over “we”. Italian PRO pts in pair: The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

But can this really be said, in hindsight?


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As Hobsbawm puts it, “Capitalism had proved far easier to overthrow where it was weak or barely existed than in its heartlands. The creation of comic books, the fall of the Hays Code which is mentioned exactly once in an easy to overlook sentence the comics code, the inclusion of violence in comic books and other important facts are left out, because Mr. And he loves the phrase ‘looked like’ as in the Germans looked like winning.

This played directly into the hands of Stalin, who modified the original Bolshevik vision to mean “socialism in one country” and proceeded to build up the USSR at the expense of fomenting revolution elsewhere in the world. It said nothing about the suffragette movement, which was disappointing, although I guess it didn’t fit into his theme I’m not giving this book a rating for a couple of reasons: At the natural growth rate of the preceding seven years, which was at least 20 per thousand per year, one would have expected the Chinese population in to have been millions.

Eric Hobsbawm writes in a manner that is not too academic or dry, but this book is packed full of interesting researched facts and analyses, and the chapters on the arts, stemming from the early 20thC avant-garde right through to ‘modern-art’ however we interpret it today were really insightful.

The curious thing is that although you finish the book wonder-wounded as Hamlet would put it Hobsbawm has left some very important questions unanswered. This article may rely excessively on sources too closely associated with the subjectpotentially preventing the article from being verifiable and neutral. I’m not interested in muddled thinking, or diplomacy at gunpoint and his meandering analysis would have snapped my already broken bag of books even further. The Age of extremes.

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Oct 04, Federico Damian rated it it was ok. This book abounds in classic Hobsbawmian controversial assertions like: Ours is no less great.

hbsbawm Whenever Russia takes questionable agricultural desitions, unsupported by actual science it is presented in a neutral fashion, but when the Catholic Church accepts the Big Bang Theory they are “extracting consolation from it”. Lists with This Book.