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The Wall collapsed, but capitalism hasn't delivered

The collapse of the Berlin Wall, 25 years ago, abruptly brought to a close what the historian Eric Hobsbawm famously called the Short 20th Century— short both because it began late, with the Russian Revolution of 1917, and because the historic ... DNA India, 1 month ago

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MI5 spied on leading British historians for decades, secret files reveal

MI5 amassed hundreds of records on Eric Hobsbawm and Christopher Hill, two of Britain's leading historians who were both once members of the Communist party, secret files have revealed. The scholars were subjected to persistent surveillance for ...
 PrisonPlanet1 month ago MI5 spied on Hobsbawm and Hill  PoliticsHome1 month ago The MI5's secret history lessons  The Hindu1 month ago Britain Spied on Historians and Authors for Decades  Gizmodo1 month ago

Music of time: A night with Eric Hobsbawm's record collection

On a Sunday afternoon in Shoreditch, east London, a group of strangers sat around listening to jazz. Or maybe they didn't. There were tables full of people some chatting, all drinking but it was difficult to know if anyone was paying much ...
 New Statesman1 month ago

Hobsbawm scholars thank donors for support at portrait unveiling

recipients of Birkbeck's Hobsbawm Scholarships and donors to the scholarship fund gathered at the College for the unveiling of a portrait of Professor Hobsbawm. Professor Hobsbawm joined Birkbeck's history department in 1947. This was to be the ...
 Noodls1 month ago

Why the idea of India as a civilisational state will simply not fly

By Jaideep A Prabhu There has always seemed to be some resentment among the non-Anglicised nationalists of India at the usage of Western terminology to describe India and her history. Western vocabulary is particular to the European historical ...
 Firstpost.com1 week ago

In Praise of a Renaissance Mind

Open Essay Sunanda K Datta-Ray is the former editor of The Statesman. He is a columnist and author of several books. He is a regular contributor to Open Remembering Tapan Raychaudhuri (1926—2014), historian, storyteller and ...
 Open1 week ago

The fight to win the vote for women

In the Social Contract, published in 1762, Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote that, man is born free, and everywhere is in chains. The French Revolution determined to remedy this state of affairs and its chosen instrument was a constitution setting out ...
 Green Left Weekly2 weeks ago
New Statesman

How Eleanor Marx changed the world

The Marx family Karl, his wife Jenny and daughters Laura and Eleanor with Friedrich Engels. Image: WikiCommons Eleanor Marx changed the world and in so-doing revolutionised herself. Internationalist, socialist, feminist, trade unionist Im ...
 New Statesman3 weeks ago
Chronicle of Higher Education

The Shrinking World of Ideas

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International Business Times UK

Mafia Initiation Ritual Video is 'Publicity Stunt to Cover Up Real Gang Life'

The Sopranos The Sopranos/Facebook The mafia initiation rites video that made the headlines this week is nothing but an invention by Italy's most secretive mob to divert public attention from their real affairs while mimicking the state's myths, ...
 International Business Times UK4 weeks ago
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