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Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm is a British historian and author, earlier the leading theoretician of the now defunct British Communist Party[?]. His works range from broad surveys of whole eras to detailed studies of smaller topics such as social bandits[?] ("rob the rich to feed the poor") in Bandits or the 1830 British agricultural rebellion in Captain Swing.

He is an unrepentant communist and continues to defend Stalin's purges, terror, and forced famines as a necessary part of the historical process and no worse than wars.

He has written (among other things) the following books:

  • Labour's Turning Point
  • Primitive Rebels
  • The Age of Revolution
  • Labouring Men
  • Industry and Empire
  • Bandits
  • Captain Swing (with George Rude)
  • Revolutionaries
  • The Age of Capital
  • Workers
  • The Age of Empire
  • Nations and Nationalism
  • The Jazz Scene
  • The Age of Extremes
  • Interesting Times



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