Eric Hobsbawm

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Dr Eric John Blair Hobsbawm, CH (born June 9, 1917) is a British Marxist historian and author, once the leading theorist of the defunct Communist Party of Great Britain, and current president of Birkbeck College, University of London.


  • Human beings are not efficiently designed for a capitalist system of production.
    • The Age of Extremes, Abacus Publishing, London, p. 414 (2004)
  • The paradox of communism in power was that it was conservative.
    • The Age of Extremes, p. 422

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