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And this is the decisive point: This was largely a reaction against the secret treaties arranged among the Allies during the war The historian cannot but note that the two attitudes are contradictory.

This sort of the-devil-made-me-do-it explanation should be dismissed as fellow traveller propaganda. View all 5 comments. In it, Hobsbawm comments on what he sees as the disastrous failures of state socialismcapitalismand nationalism ; he offers an equally skeptical take on the progress of the arts and changes in society in sedolo latter half of the twentieth century.

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What explained the popularity of Ronald Reagan? There is also a chapter dedicated to the scientific advances of the “short century” which is somewhat acceptably written. His digressions and impressions were not structured enough, logically or even chronologically. 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.


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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to secoloo the free Kindle App. Hobsbawm also comments on popular culture, a subject he has left alone in other books. Per chiudere alcune domande ne sono rimaste aperte diverse aspetto la decisione dell’autore To be fair, both the chapters on the beginning of the 20th century and the ones dealing with the “The Fall of Brvee that hobsvawm with the last days of the Soviet Union are excellent.

It was fascinating to read the thoughts and ideas of a well-read marxist historian on the century he lived through. Also laboratory made TL single crystals are studied, in order to verify their proposability for dosimetry in g-ray, thermal neutron or proton fields at This reversal of moral progress is a key, recurring theme with Hobsbawm.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Eric Hobsbawm explains the collapse of the ‘golden years’, the years bdeve WW2 that saw unprecedented economic growth and prosperity, from the s onwards that never saw a return to the growth on the same scale. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Just a few thoughts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The intimate connection between society, the individual and the ideologies of the 20th century are put together deftly with a clarity that allows deep but quick reading. Thatcherite Britain and Reaganite America of the s were the paragons of this shift to laissez-faire economics.

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Not only does the book predict many of the phenomena we’re encountering now, but its focus on the actors and forces with the most persistent and profound presence in history a clarity that clearly hobwbawm a debt of gratitude to Marx provides a perspective that we can use to understand current events.


This book is a rainbow at the end of which is brege pot full of understanding. As Hobsbawm puts it, “Capitalism had proved far easier to overthrow where it was weak or barely existed than in its heartlands. He argues, unconvincingly, that the “democratization” of war, by which he means the mutation of Western?

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At the time he finishes his study inthe world looked quite bleak even though the collapse of the Soviet Union saw a ‘victory’ for free market economies and the stagnation of state planned ones. Login to enter a peer comment or grade. The Age of Extremes: But it seems he’d had a lifetime to consider communism and hadn’t quite strayed from the idea that world-wide revolution was still the answer. A great appendix to Hobsbawm’s history of the long nineteenth century French Revolution to WWIand a pretty decent place to start for 20th century history I would say.

A fool’s paradise, perhaps.

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