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They divorced in He uobsbaum a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, from to In the s, Hobsbawm’s widening fame as a historian was accompanied by a growing reputation as a writer about his own times. The first political conversation that he could recall took place in an Alpine sanatorium in these years, too.
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For such a clear-headed writer, he appears blind to the sheer scale of the price paid. They are also highly evasive. Hobsbawm was made a Companion of Honour in Nothing else produced by the British Marxist historians will endure as these books will. David Evanier, in an article published in the American neoconservative magazine The Weekly Standardcalled Hobsbawm “Stalin’s cheerleader”, writing: From the s, his politics took a more moderate turn, as Hobsbawm came to recognise that his hopes were unlikely to be realised, and no longer advocated “socialist systems of the Soviet type”.
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Archived from the original on 2 March Retrieved 5 June Hobsbawm was a brilliant historian in the great English tradition of narrative history. Tales of Marx and Marxismand Fractured Times: Retrieved 24 May We did what it ordered us to do Eric was 14, and his Uncle Sidney took charge once more, taking Eric and his sister Nancy to live in Berlin. At its peak the Soviet system tried it.
Following a false prophet”. The Wall Street Journal. He became reader inprofessor between and and an emeritus professor of history in A third of the 30 reprints of Marxism Today ‘s feature articles that appeared in The Guardian during the s were articles or interviews by or with Hobsbawm, making him by far the most popular of all contributors.
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The four volumes srik all of Hobsbawm’s best qualities — the sweep combined with the telling anecdote and statistical grasp, the attention to the nuance and significance of events and eruk, and above all, perhaps, the unrivalled powers of synthesis nowhere better displayed than in a classic summary of midth century capitalism on the very first page of the second volume.
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In his later years, Hobsbawm enjoyed widespread reputation and respect. Following Hobsbawm’s death reactions included praise for his “sheer academic productivity and prowess” and “tough reasoning” in The Guardian.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hobsbawm attended King’s College, Cambridgefrom where he took a double-starred first in History and was elected to hobsbxum Cambridge Apostles.
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He accepted the excommunication of Tito. February 12,London. A History of the Erk, — Didn’t you know about the induced famine, the horrors of collectivisationthe false confessions, the terror within the Party, the massive forced labour of the gulag?
He does feel bad about the appalling waste of lives in Soviet communism. Retrieved 8 January Had Eric Hobsbawm died 25 years ago, the obituaries would have described him as Britain’s most distinguished Marxist historian and would have left it more or less there.
He kept the organisation’s duplicator under his bed and, if his later facility for writing was any guide, probably wrote most of the articles too.