Lenin and the "Aristocracy of Labor"

Authors

  • Eric Hobsbawm

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-064-07-2012-11_2

Keywords:

History

Abstract

Eric Hobsbawm, who died last October 1, aged ninety-five, has been much celebrated as one of the twentieth century's greatest English-language historians despite his steadfast advocacy of socialism and use of the tools of Marxian analysis. But, if asked, the founding editors of Monthly Review, Leo Huberman and Paul Sweezy, his lifelong colleagues and comrades, would have differed a bit. They would have said that it was precisely because Marxism was intrinsic to his theory, understanding, and action that he gained his preeminence.

Published

2012-12-02

Issue

Section

Reprise

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