Eric Hobsbawm

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So many have already honored him and this site could not stay out of such solemnity.
The greatest historian of the twentieth century, perhaps one of the greatest figures of the lost century.
Marxist, yes, but someone admired by any human being that has a minimal notion of general history.
Born  Jew under the sky of Alexandria, Hobsbawm witnessed Hitler’s Germany and Churchill’s England .
His books and essays have reached generations, from the “Age of Revolutions” which looks at the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution under the social aspect , to “How to Change the World”, released in 2011, which advocates the use of Marxist theory to dismember the crisis which began in 2008/9, and that persists until today.
I dare say that Hobsbawm passed away, with some delay and distance, with the century that welcomed him.


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