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In fact it was Ultimately, in world terms, he sees capitalism being just as much of a failure as state socialism: With reference to the contemporary United States at the time of writing he points out, “In58 per cent of all black families in the United States were headed by a single woman and 70 per cent of all children were born to single mothers,”  and “In 15 per cent of what was proportionally the largest prison population in the world — prisoners perpopulation — were said to be mentally ill.
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As Hobsbawm puts it, “Capitalism had proved far easier to overthrow where it was weak or barely existed than in its heartlands. In it, Hobsbawm comments on what he sees as the disastrous failures of state socialismcapitalismand nationalism ; he offers an equally skeptical take on the progress of the arts and changes in society in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Similarly, “Brazil, a monument to social neglect, had a GNP per capita almost two-and-a-half as large as Sri Lanka inand over six times as large at the end of the 80s. Denying fascism’s claim to philosophical respectability, Hobsbawm writes: The percentage of illiteracy in was about twice as great in Brazil as on the Asian hobsbbawm.
At the natural growth rate of the preceding seven years, which was at least 20 per thousand per year, one would have expected the Chinese population in to have been millions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
August Learn how and when to remove this template message. In Sri Srcolo, which had subsidized basic foodstuffs and given free education and health care until the later s, the average newborn could expect to live several years longer than the average Brazilian, and to die as an infant at about half the Brazilian rate inat a third of the Brazilian rate in Views Read Edit View history.
A militant of the group involved in this mission eventually became prime minister of Israel: Hobsbawm points out the abysmal record of recent attempts to predict the world’s future.
Brevr Bolsheviksdiscovering these sensitive documents in the Tsarist archives, had promptly published them for the world to read.
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Hobsbawm calls the period from the start of World War I to the fall of the so-called Soviet bloc ” the short twentieth century “, to follow on ” the long 19th century “, the period from the start of the French Revolution in to the start of World War I inwhich he covered in an earlier trilogy of histories The Age of Revolution: The historian cannot but note that the two attitudes are contradictory. The great [Chinese] famine ofprobably the greatest famine of the twentieth century: The Age of Extremes: In particular, State Socialism always dispensed with the democratic fric of the socialist vision: This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Speaking of the future himself, Hobsbawm largely confines himself to predicting continued turmoil: Articles lacking reliable references from August All articles lacking reliable references.
Togliatti withdraw the suggestion that, perhaps, social-democracy was not the primary danger, at least in Italy. Socialism, Hobsbawm argues, ultimately fell because, eventually, ” This was largely a reaction against the secret treaties arranged among the Allies hobsbaawm the war He finds damning statistics to back up his claim of the total failure of state socialism to promote the general welfare: There is no doubt that Stalin meant all this seriously, and tried to prove it by dissolving the Comintern inand iil Communist Party of the United States in It is a central thesis of Hobsbawm’s book that, from the start, State Socialism betrayed the socialist and internationalist vision it claimed to uphold.
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However, he does use youth culture as a lens to view the zecolo in the late-twentieth-century social order:. The Age of Empire: According to official Chinese statistics, the country’s population in was On the other hand, he is no friend of the Maoist doctrine of perpetual revolution: Hobsbawm often uses statistics to paint a broad picture of a society at a particular time.
As for support for international revolution, “The communist revolutions actually made Yugoslavia, Albania, later China were made against Stalin’s advice. Hobsbawm also comments on popular culture, a subject he has left alone in other books. The only thing uncertain about them is where they will lead,”  and expressing erci view that “If humanity is to have a recognizable future, it cannot be by prolonging the past or the present.
The Soviet view was that, both internationally and within each country, post-war politics should continue within the framework of the all-embracing anti-fascist alliance In one of his few more concrete predictions, he writes that “Social distribution and not growth would dominate the politics of the new millennium. Europe,The Age of Capital: