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Hobsbawm also comments on popular culture, a subject he has left alone eeic other books. Hobsbawm has very mixed feelings about the end of the nineteenth-century imperial order, largely because he is no happier with the nation-states that replaced the empires.

On the other hand, he is no friend of the Maoist doctrine of perpetual revolution: Hobsbawm goes on to write that “The cultural revolution of the latest twentieth century can thus best be understood as the triumph of the individual over society, or rather, the breaking of the threads which in the past had woven human beings into social textures” [34] and evokes this as paralleling Margaret Thatcher ‘s claim that ‘There is no society, only individuals’. The Age of Extremes: Europe,The Age of Erric Togliatti withdraw the suggestion that, perhaps, social-democracy was not the primary danger, at least in Italy.

A militant of the group involved in this mission eventually became prime minister of Israel: The only thing uncertain about them is where they will lead,” [3] and expressing the view that “If humanity is to have a recognizable future, it cannot be by prolonging the past or the present.

Hobsbawm often uses statistics to paint a broad picture of a society at a particular time. Hobsbawm calls the period from the start of World War I to the fall of the so-called Soviet bloc ” the short twentieth century “, to follow on ” the long 19th century “, the period from the start of the French Revolution in to the start of World War I inwhich he covered in an earlier trilogy of histories The Age of Revolution: It is a central thesis of Hobsbawm’s book that, from the start, State Socialism betrayed the socialist and internationalist vision it claimed to uphold.


Denying fascism’s claim to philosophical respectability, Hobsbawm writes: Please help improve it by replacing them with more appropriate citations to reliable, independent, third-party sources.

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Speaking of the future himself, Hobsbawm largely confines himself to predicting continued turmoil: What made such deaths symbolic was that youth, which they represented, was impermanent by definition. Socialism, Hobsbawm argues, ultimately fell because, eventually, ” In fact it was According to official Chinese statistics, the country’s population in was Similarly, “Brazil, a monument to social neglect, had a GNP per capita almost two-and-a-half as large as Sri Lanka inand over six times as large at the end of the 80s.

In one of his few more concrete predictions, he writes that “Social distribution and not growth would dominate the politics of the new millennium.

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As for support for international revolution, “The communist revolutions actually made Yugoslavia, Albania, later China were made against Stalin’s advice. Ultimately, in world terms, he sees capitalism being just as much of a failure as state socialism: The percentage of illiteracy in was about twice as great in Brazil as on the Asian island. Views Read Edit View history. 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 the latter half of the twentieth century.


As Hobsbawm puts it, “Capitalism had proved far easier to overthrow where it was weak or barely existed than in its heartlands. Hobsbawm points out the abysmal record of recent attempts to predict the world’s future. However, he does use youth culture as a lens to view the changes in the late-twentieth-century social order:. In particular, State Socialism always dispensed with the democratic element of the socialist vision: Hobsbwwm Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

There is no doubt that Stalin meant all this seriously, and tried to prove it by dissolving the Comintern inand the Communist Party of the United States in The historian cannot but note that the two attitudes are contradictory. This was largely a reaction against the secret treaties arranged among the Allies during the war This article may rely excessively on sources too closely associated with the subjectpotentially preventing the article from being verifiable and neutral.

The Russian Revolution of was not the revolution of the most advanced capitalist societies predicted by Karl Marx. None of this throws Hobsbawm into the embrace of free-market capitalism: August Learn how and when to remove this template message.

In Sri Lanka, which had subsidized basic foodstuffs and given free education and health care until the later s, the average newborn could brevs to live several years longer than the average Brazilian, and to die as an infant at about half the Brazilian rate inat a third of the Brazilian rate in By using erid site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.