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September 17, 2021in Essays

The Age of Extremes

As tempting as it is to fantasize on what could have been, the historian’s task, Hobsbawm quips, is to analyze what was. And so despite his sympathies and disappointments, Hobsbawm does what no ideological historian can do, but which only the best Marxist thinkers are capable of.

Black and white photo of a Soviet woman looking at fallen hammer and sickle emblem.