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Put this Belle Epoque in your pipe and smoke it

I recently finished the third book in Hobsbawm’s historical overview from 1789-1991. The “long nineteenth century” is covered by the first three books: The Age of Revolution (1789-1848), The Age of Capital (1848-1875) and The Age of Empire (1875-1914). 807 more words

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Eric Hobsbawm and the Herzl's nightmare

I have no emotional obligation to the practices of an ancestral religion and even less to the small, militarist, culturally disappointing and politically aggressive nation-state which asks for my solidarity on racial grounds. 138 more words