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Frances Stonor Saunders · Stuck on the Flypaper: The Hobsbawm File · LRB 9 April 2015
Fascinating. For the spycraft, the jargon, the very quiet British hysteria over communism, MI5, the weird changing attitudes to the various factions before and after WWII, the BBC. Scarily bonkers.
francesstonorsaunders  mi5  erichobsbawm  spycraft  spying  communism  britain  worldwar2  lrb 
april 2015 by philgyford
Eric Hobsbawm 1917-2012: Magnificent historian and colleague — Birkbeck, University of London
One of the world’s leading historians, Professor Eric Hobsbawm, was interviewed about his distinguished 65-year association with Birkbeck less than a month before he died. He spoke about his extraordinary career and the importance of part-time higher education during the filmed conversation with Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck.
erichobsbawm  hobsbawm  digitalhumanities 
november 2013 by MicrowebOrg
Remembering Dad, by Julia Hobsbawm -
Julia Hobsbawm on the daunting intellect and tireless curiosity of her father Eric Hobsbawm, the historian and champion of the left who died last year
obit  history  politics  EricHobsbawm  obituary  from delicious
april 2013 by owenblacker
A true moral giant and a dogmatic leftist creep - Opinion - The Boston Globe
“Imagine that Hobsbawm had fallen in love with Nazism as a youth and spent the rest of his career whitewashing Hitler’s atrocities. Suppose he’d refused for decades to let his Nazi Party membership lapse, and argued that the Holocaust would have been an acceptable price to pay for the realization of a true Thousand-Year Reich. It is inconceivable that he would have been hailed as a brilliant thinker or basked in acclaim; no self-respecting university would have hired him to teach; politicians and pundits would not have lined up to shower him with accolades during his life and tributes after his death.”
NguyenChiThien  EricHobsbawm  Communism 
october 2012 by cbearden

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