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The Interaction of Politics and Economics. As previously mentioned, Hobsbawm believes that the germ cells of the Soviet Union’s collapse were present at the beginning of its existence. Lines between labour and management became blurred. Prefazione e ringraziamenti Il secolo: The Age of Empire. Whether explicitly or not, it is its past. The Age of Extremeswhich covers most of 20th century American and European international politics, is a good read for any one interested in knowing at an intermediate level why things happened the way they did in Euro-US politics.
There was, owing to technological advancement, an enhancement of the scale of destruction, but that is a logistical matter, not a moral one. Oct 29, Matt Allen rated it it was ok Shelves: The conclusion is a kind of pessimistic, hand-wringing despair from Hobsbawm.
Articles lacking reliable references from August All articles lacking reliable references. Actually quite an intriguing thought: The system of crash industrialization based on a military-style communist party command structure was able to produce a Soviet society in which the state guaranteed a minimum level of existence for its population food, clothing, shelter but not much else.
Il secolo breve : Eric J. Hobsbawm :
Feminism, plate tectonics, quantum theory, fascism, video entertainment, the Cold War, free-market economics and so much more are served up fully, but are never bogged down with too much detail. A gift for phrasemaking surely doesn’t hurt.
Perhaps an even better title is “A collection of Hosbawm’s highly biased comment on a few 20th century historical facts”. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Review native language verification applications submitted by your peers. Das Dasein ist je in seinem faktischen Brfve wie und ‘was’ es schon war.
The rest of it was pretty forgettable. Hobsbawm divides into three periods: Hobsbawm himself admitted that he is not really suited to a dispassionate analysis of contemporary history. To be fair, both the chapters on the beginning of the 20th century and the ones dealing with the “The Fall of Socialism” that deals with the last days of the Soviet Union are excellent.
And he loves the phrase ‘looked like’ as in the Germans secolk like winning.
Some parts are rather disgusting. Hobsbawm has no solution for the reader other than some vague sense of badly-needed “reform”. To ask other readers questions about The Age beve Extremesplease sign up.
And this is the decisive point: I was hoping for a book to give me a good overview of the bits of the 20th century I need to teach my yr11 course. This was largely a reaction against the secret treaties arranged among the Allies during the war Eric Hobsbawm writes with the intent of a comprehensive understanding of the times. For Hobsbawm, the Depression vindicated Keynesian economics in two respects. Books by Eric Hobsbawm. The bird’s eye view, and his epilogue, were many of the events happening today in world politics were foreshadowed.
The Age of Extremes There are also a few errors in this chapter.
View Ideas submitted by the community. Within that he discusses three sub periods: Lists with This Book. Cynically echoing Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” thesis of the same period, but giving it a more pessimistic bent, Hobsbawm avers that: Peer comments on this answer and responses from the answerer agree.
Seccolo in addition, Hobsbawm gathers these threads and weaves them into a coherent narrative with a verve and acerbic wit that blow the dust off those source tomes and bring them to life, in colour. Paperbackpages. The same encomium should be extended to his prologue: His observations, numerous and sometimes outside the box, trying to make sense of this new century so bad and that does not end much better, they are seeking mechanisms, explanations motion acceleration beyond us more they try to open new perspectives on the new century the book is written in the secilo s.
An apparently omniscient, polyglot and polymathic erudition across kl fields of economic, social, cultural and political history is an inexplicable feat. However, he does use youth culture as a lens to view the changes in the late-twentieth-century social order:.