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Tristram Hunt's non-leadership bid, feat. Eric Hobsbawm, the p...

As Tristram Hunt stands up to speak at the think tank Demos where he interned, by the way, in those giddy pre-1997 days. You remember 97. Labour landslide, with that song called Things Can Only Get Better , which is by D:Ream. And did you know ... New Statesman, 1 week ago
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VE Day: When 'liberation' meant socialism

1945 - Victory in Europe Commemorations marking the 70th anniversary 'victory in Europe ' (VE) day recently took place in Britain (and throughout the world) with establishment dignitaries saluting veteran service men and women who liberated ...
 Socialist Party1 day ago

Bengal and Britain's Industrial Revolution

Yet another vice-chancellor has come out with a very significant book on Bengal industries and the British Industrial Revolution. This is one of the most catalectic experiments of British Capitalism on the Bengal economy in the colonial context.
 The Statesman1 week ago

70th Anniversary: Victory over Fascism: An Epochal Event

THE Second World War, or, the war against fascism, was one of the truly epochal events of the 20th century. The war was like no other in history because of its global scale and the immense destruction of human lives and productive capacities. It ...
 Peoples Democracy.in2 weeks ago

Five Books in and Out of Season

By As we prepare for transition and the world turns on its axis with new developments, scary moments, increased xenophobia and inventions in the science world, there are books that never go out of season. Last week, Asian and African migrants ...
 AllAfrica.com3 weeks ago

Past present: Mum's the word

Power over the present can easily translate into power over the past and even the future. This is because those who command power today can wield it to control and patronise historians to record events in their favour. Often while constructing the ...
 DAWN Group3 weeks ago

How the tradition of May Day was born

KEITH FLETT takes a look at how Labour Day came into being THE celebration of May Day is a labour movement tradition. Yet as Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger reminded us in a famous collection of studies, traditions are invented and May Day ...
 Morning Star Online3 weeks ago

Zwelithini could teach Miliband a trick or two

HAD King Goodwill Zwelithini not opened his mouth, the country would have enjoyed the scant attention it is given at present across Europe, and the British media could have exercised a royal cavity search of Labour's energy policy without being ...
 BDlive1 month ago

History as mythology?

History, they say, is always written by the winners. But could this be by even winners of elections? So it would seem from the workings of India's premier institute of historical research and funding, the Indian Council of Historical Research, which ...
 Kashmir Observer1 month ago

Grim, Unenviable Legacy

Prakash Karat has left behind a rather uninspiring political legacy and his successors will have to really work to help the party recapture its lost élan, writes Pradyot Lal Photo: Tehelka Archives Second to none in terms of intellect, but ...
 Tehelka1 month ago
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