* Classic essays on revolutionaries from Karl Marx to Che Guevara that could be key to a deeper understanding of today's current affairs
Updated edition with new cover.
Classic essays on revolutionaries from Karl Marx to Che Guevara that could be key to a deeper understanding of today's current affairs
Recent years have seen a remarkable growth of interest in revolution and social upheaval, Marxism and other ideologies of the left, and the movements inspired by them. As a Marxist of long standing Professor E. J. Hobsbawm, one of the most distinguished historians of our day, has been much involved in the discussion of these topics. In this volume he has collected a series of essays and lectures written over the last decade.
This is a highly readable, lucid and well-written book from which any student of contemporary revolutions can derive a great deal of profit - NEW STATESMAN
This is an unusually rewarding book; almost every item bears witness to Professor Hobsbawm's sharp intelligence and felicitous style - TLS
This is an extraordinarily clear-sighted and accessible work of hindsight. - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Eric Hobsbawm was a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before retirement he taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and after retirement at the New School for Social Research in New York. Previous books include AGE OF EXTREMES, THE AGE OF REVOLUTION and THE AGE OF EMPIRE. He died 1st October 2012