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Author Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-2012.

Title On the edge of the new century / Eric Hobsbawm ; in conversation with Antonio Polito ; translated from the Italian by Allan Cameron
Published New York : New Press, 2000

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Description 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Ch. 1. War and Peace -- Ch. 2. The Decline of the Western Empire -- Ch. 3. The Global Village -- Ch. 4. What's Left of the Left? -- Ch. 5. Homo Globatus -- Ch. 6. 12 October 1999 -- Conclusion: Hopes for the Future
Summary "On the Edge of the New Century continues Hobsbawm's analysis of the twentieth century, asking crucial questions about our inheritance from a century of conflict and its meanings for the years to come." "Looking back over the last decade, Hobsbawm finds the distinctions between internal and international conflicts and between the state of war and the state of peace disappearing. He goes on to analyze the crisis of the multi-ethnic state, and shows the distortions of history involved in the creation of its myths. He expresses his anxiety over the system of international relations between states that have so far ruled by colonialism and nuclear terror. Hobsbawm then assesses the impact that a popular global culture has had on every aspect of life, from happiness and social hierarchy to nutrition and the environment."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translation of: Intervista sul nuovo secolo
Subject Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-2012 -- Interviews.
Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Author Polito, Antonio.
LC no. 99054525
ISBN 1565846036
1565846710 paperback
Other Titles Intervista sul nuovo secolo. English