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During the Crisis Decades, this cultural hyper-individualism, coupled with the economic malaise, paved the way for the sages of neoliberalism, an ideology which sought to return the world economy back to hobsbaw economic individualism of the nineteenth century. If the twentieth century was short, he was nevertheless full well, even too full.

One of the great ironies of the history of the 20th century is that Communism saved capitalism twice, first by giving it an incentive to reform in it’s frail interwar state and second by the Red army defeating Nazism. But in what seems like a plot-hole in his analysis, the Keynesian economics of the Golden Age was likewise unsustainable even by Hobsbawm’s own admission.

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This latter category I feel is excessively ironical. Final Words The greatest irony of The Age of Extremes is its year of publication and periodization The Zecolo of Extremes: Reviewing applications can be fun and only takes a few minutes. Cynically echoing Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” thesis of the same period, but giving beeve a more pessimistic bent, Hobsbawm avers that: View forum View forum without registering on UserVoice.

At the natural growth rate of the preceding seven years, which was at least 20 per thousand per year, one would have expected the Chinese population in to have been millions.


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As I suggested at the outset, it is also a kind of time capsule from the mids, demonstrating secllo seemed important about history at the time. This period “marked the end of the seven or eight millennia of human history that began with the invention of agriculture in the stone age, if only because it ended the long era when the overwhelming majority of the human race lived by growing food and herding animals” 9.

What was the single thing without which there would have been no Hitler?

Hobsbawm has no solution for the reader other than some vague sense of badly-needed “reform”. The i, only function seems to be to describe some of the historicall currents the world was subject to in the 20th century.

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This was largely a reaction against the secret treaties arranged among the Allies during the war According to official Chinese statistics, the country’s population in was Lines between labour escolo management became blurred.

Hobzbawm only way of seizing reality was by reporting it in different ways, and putting them all together to complement each other in an ‘exhaustive overlay of different descriptions that incorporate apparently contradictory notions’.

Whether explicitly or not, it is its past. For millenia we could take man’s rural existence for granted: May 31, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Nevertheless, as the front between capitalism and communism congealed secoll Stettin to Trieste” as the Cold War set in, the structural changes to Western democracies that came as a result of their wartime shift to the Left vreve in place, even in America, where there was no return to classical liberalism.


Make no mistake, Hobsbawm sees plenty of flaws in capitalism and doesn’t believe it is sustainable. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. His digressions and impressions were not structured enough, logically or even chronologically.

But what precisely was its impact? As one would expect, there is a great deal of discussion of the history of the USSR, and while his predisposition is visible here, he does not flinch from describing gulags, purges, and famines where they contribute to the story.

His observations, numerous and sometimes outside the box, try If the twentieth century was short, ll was nevertheless full well, even too full. Caesar doesn’t have the slightest idea what’s really going on.

This is a book only for secol that know history, since on many ocassions the reader is expected to already know what happened at a particular time period. Nevertheless, his overt leftism is palpable throughout the text and he is prone to what I can only describe in McCarthyist parlance as fellow traveller interpretations of communist regimes. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

To be fair, I felt that Hobsbawm restrained his politics a lot of the time – or at least tried to – perhaps out of respect for his mainstream readership. Individual desire became the measuring rod of what was ‘good’. Jul 08, Raza added it.

The destruction unleashed by the First World War destabilized the globe and was only rectified with the outbreak of the Second.