Hobsbawm

Gary MacLennan g.maclennan at qut.edu.au
Wed Jul 2 08:14:37 MDT 2003


I agree with this of course, James.  Hobsbawm's stuff on Irish Nationalism
is simply pro-Imperialist.  In his lectures on Nationalism he makes much of
the fact that following WW1 nationalism was promoted as a bulwark against
Bolshevism. Quite true but one cannot conclude from that that all national
movements are bad.

Now he exists as the epitome of educated liberalism.  One can do a lot with
liberals by circulating the articles that have appeared on this list.

warm regards

Gary




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