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Actually reading this book on its own terms Hobsbawm clearly identifies the problems, flaws and cruelties in “really existing socialism” and the other totalitarian regimes of the age of catastrophe in the first half of the century.
As I suggested at the outset, it is also a kind of time capsule from the mids, demonstrating what seemed important about history at the time. So I only read a couple of chapters.
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Jun 29, Travelin added it Shelves: Diavolo di un Hobsbawm! This book really got me thinking and reflecting and gives a good historical framework for understanding contemporary events. He could not stand the compulsory ‘cure’ imposed on him. I heard this guy was a british national treasure and one of the most famous living historians. However, what I think she meant was Eric Hobsbawms stance on Soviet Russia; he sceolo or less takes strips from the Eastern Bloc and what it lead to, and what was most interesting believes that an experiment like it will never happen again.
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The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, by Eric Hobsbawm
This rapprochement between the capitalist world and the socialist camp did not survive the end of the successfully-prosecuted Second World War.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He is especially interesting on the fall of the Soviet Union. The period was a canyon which henceforth made a return to not merely secolp, but unthinkable” The paperback has almost pages of densely packed ideas, and I often found myself re-reading paragraphs.
That is the essential information for historians of the century” 5. This is not a light book. Individual desire became the measuring rod of what was ‘good’.
On its own terms it is an excellent book for gaining an understanding of cause and hobsabwm in the twentieth century. The reader also needs to understand this is not a ‘history’ in any ordinary sense of the word. Rock music and its subgeneres are also left mostly unexplored. According to Hobsbawn in it’s importance the transformation is comparable to the invention of writing, cities and agriculture.
The greatest immediate threat to this prosperity came from the spectre of a nuclear exchange between the two superpowers.
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. I approached this book to get a slightly better and academic view of the events men 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.
I hope to have time one day to return to it myself, and see how well it has worn the test of decades. The Age of Extremes: View all 5 comments. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Hobsbawm considers this nadir of the Crisis Decades proof that laissez-faire economics itself is not viable, that Adam Smith’s ‘Invisible Hand’ proved to be a mirage time and time again during the twentieth century when government had to intervene to jumpstart and regulate anarchic and failed economies.
He terms the period he covers “the short 20th century”, bounded by the October Revolution in Russia in and the dissolution of the USSR in This played directly into the hands of Stalin, who modified the original Bolshevik vision to mean “socialism in one country” and proceeded to build up the USSR at the expense of fomenting revolution elsewhere in the world.
Apart from a passing glance in its direction pp. Hobsbawm certainly popularised the notion of the short twentieth century -a periodisation which is now widely used. No trivia or quizzes yet. But were the insights worth the brfve Refresh and try again.
This is surprisingly a very good and accurate summary. To my surprise, Hobsbawm bemoans the student radicalism of this period which, he asserts, had more to do with anarchism and hedonistic self-indulgence than the classical Marxism it claimed to identify with.
But the cracks that these forces, unchecked, are inducing in our personal, societal and environmental worlds are widening. A fool’s paradise, perhaps. But can this really be said, in hindsight?
Il secolo breve 1914-1991
View all 8 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rather than reform their socio-political structure they relied on oil exports until the structural deficiencies of the regime were unavoidable. Because of Hobsbawm’s Marxist background a lot of people immediately attack him, some quite venomously once he was safely in the grave e.
So that rounds off Hobsbawm’s tetralogy on the 19th and 20th centuries. Coupled with this revolution in the economic order, there was a social revolution during the same period. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.