A Word About Eric Hobsbawm…
Age of Revolution, Age of Capital and Age of Empire are three of the greatest books ever written about the 19th century.
I think Brad DeLong has it right when he says:
Even though he was a lifetime Communist, Eric Hobsbawm was one of the greatest historians of the 20th century.
Consider this an open thread for ruminations on Hobsbawm, something we didn’t do when he first died.