Hobsbawm's last words

Apr 14, 2013

Hobsbawm's last words

by Nick Cohen

FRACTURED TIMES: Culture and Society in the 20th Century, by Eric Hobsbawm. Little, Brown, 2013, 336 pp., £25 (hardcover) When you call a thinker a “conservative communist,” you sound as if you are making a weak joke. To understand the late Eric Hobsbawm’s peculiar ...