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The short 3 day week

I’d like to write about the foolishness of trying to cram all the work into 3 days, so I can record at the weekend, but honestly, my brain hurts too much. 343 more words


In Defence of Hobsbawm's 'Primitive Rebels' Thesis

To what extent has the historiography of anarchism in Spain advanced since Eric Hobsbawm advanced his thesis of ‘primitive rebels’?

Anarchism made its first appearance in Spain between 1868 and 1873, during the country’s bourgeois revolutionary period ‘when pillars of the old semi-feudal regime finally collapsed’. 2,396 more words


Castro’s death and the end of the “Long Century”: revolutions of ideas more than armed revolutions for a democratic future

Eric Hobsbawm defined the 19th century as “The Long Nineteenth Century”, starting in 1789 and ending in 1914, and the 20th century as the “The Short Twentieth Century”, from 1914 to 1991. 777 more words