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Gopal Balakrishnan

Hobsbawm on the Challenges for Future Historians

The current edition of the New Left Review, serving as the journal’s 50-year anniversary issue, presents over 200 pages of fascinating historical, political, and theoretical analysis, from some of its more famous regular contributors, including: Mike Davis, Perry Anderson, Stuart Hall, Robin Blackburn, Tariq Ali, and Susan Watkins. Of interest to readers of this blog is a retrospective critique of Reinhold Neibuhr’s The Irony of American History, by Gopal Balakrishnan–a review that certainly merits a post of its own. But for now I would like to briefly call attention to an interview with the unparalleled historian Eric Hobsbawm. The interview Read more