Eric Hobsbawn

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

January in Cairo: Nothing has changed in Egypt

On the third day of the New Year millions of Egyptians in governates outside the city voted in the third round of elections. In the capital, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has placed barbed wire barricades and walls stand around Tahrir (‘Liberation’) Square. Protesters have been attacked as enemies of the revolution. Western hopes

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Karl Marx was right

The mainstream (media, experts, free market boosters, etcetera) and rightwingers who usually operate in delusional essentialisms (capitalism eventually works for all of us; if you’re poor, or fail, it’s your own fault; the world’s resources will never...

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The Prophet Karl Marx

“The London Review of Books.” has Terry Eagleton reviewing British historian Eric Hobsbawm’s new book How to Change the World: Marx and Marxism 1840-2011. Eagleton notes that the book is “… the work of a man who...