Age of Extremes

An overview of the history of the twentieth century reviews the legacy of two world wars, the Depression, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, the collapse of the USSR, and the era's technological and scientific advances.

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

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Category: Civilization

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An overview of the history of the twentieth century reviews the legacy of two world wars, the Depression, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, the collapse of the USSR, and the era's technological and scientific advances.

The Age Of Extremes

Remarkable in its scope, and breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, this immensely rewarding book reviews the uniquely destructive and creative nature of the troubled twentieth century and makes challenging predicitions for the future.

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349144397

Category: History

Page: 640

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THE AGE OF EXTREMES is eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm's personal vision of the twentieth century. Remarkable in its scope, and breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, this immensely rewarding book reviews the uniquely destructive and creative nature of the troubled twentieth century and makes challenging predicitions for the future.

Ariyavinaya in the Age of Extreme Modernism

... to follow the logic of Feminism to its extremes . ( I admit that some would say
this is a male chauvinist position in disguise . ) Exploitations of women and unjust
relationship must be done away with ; but I strongly doubt if we can properly think
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Category: Buddhism

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Interesting Times

With Interesting Times, we see the history of the twentieth century through the unforgiving eye of one of its most intensely engaged participants, the incisiveness of whose views we cannot afford to ignore in a world in which history has ...

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307426416

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm’s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, “I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures.” Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary with the terrible “short century” which is the subject of Age of Extremes, his most widely read book, Hobsbawm has, for eighty-five years, been committed to understanding the “interesting times” through which he has lived. Hitler came to power as Hobsbawm was on his way home from school in Berlin, and the Soviet Union fell while he was giving a seminar in New York. He was a member of the Apostles at King’s College, Cambridge, took E.M. Forster to hear Lenny Bruce, and demonstrated with Bertrand Russell against nuclear arms in Trafalgar Square. He translated for Che Guevara in Havana, had Christmas dinner with a Soviet master spy in Budapest and an evening at home with Mahalia Jackson in Chicago. He saw the body of Stalin, started the modern history of banditry and is probably the only Marxist asked to collaborate with the inventor of the Mars bar. Hobsbawm takes us from Britain to the countries and cultures of Europe, to America (which he appreciated first through movies and jazz), to Latin America, Chile, India and the Far East. With Interesting Times, we see the history of the twentieth century through the unforgiving eye of one of its most intensely engaged participants, the incisiveness of whose views we cannot afford to ignore in a world in which history has come to be increasingly forgotten. From the Hardcover edition.

The Age of Entitlement

... E. J. The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914–1991. New York:
Pantheon, 1994. ———. Primitive Rebels. Manchester: Manchester University
Press, 1959. Howe, Irving. Selected Writings, 1950–1990. San Diego: Harcourt
Brace ...

Author: Christopher Caldwell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501106910

Category: History

Page: 352

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A major American intellectual and “one of the right’s most gifted and astute journalists” (The New York Times Book Review) makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled—and ready to put an adventurer in the White House. Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences and his conclusion is this: even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs that are staggeringly high—in wealth, freedom, and social stability—and that have been spread unevenly among classes and generations. Caldwell reveals the real political turning points of the past half-century, taking you on a roller-coaster ride through Playboy magazine, affirmative action, CB radio, leveraged buyouts, iPhones, Oxycotin, Black Lives Matter, and internet cookies. In doing so, he shows that attempts to redress the injustices of the past have left Americans living under two different ideas of what it means to play by the rules. Essential, timely, hard to put down, The Age of Entitlement “is an eloquent and bracing book, full of insight” (New York magazine) about how the reforms of the past fifty years gave the country two incompatible political systems—and drove it toward conflict.

Strategic Review

We have entered an age where extreme enmities have been unleashed , where
extreme acts of violence are common , where extremely violent capabilities are
distributed to more and more actors , and where extreme income disparities have
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... dedicated to the advancement and understanding of those principles and practices, military and political, which serve the vital security interests of the United States.

The Gospel herald or Poor Christian s magazine

EXTREMES . The age in which we live has been variously denominated . It has
been termed the age of improvement ; the ... the age of intellect ; the age of
infidelity ; but , perhaps it might be more appropriately be termed the age of
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NASA Technical Translation

In order to obtain the moment of the extreme it is necessary, so to speak, to solve
the inverse problem. Having set the obtained average moment for a series of
observations on the revolution counter one then sets the counter so that the age
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Business in the Age of Extremes

... insurance companies, and industrial concerns decided in the 1990s to support
research into their histories during the Third Reich, Feldman established himself
as one of the leading experts on the economic and business history ofthe period
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Author: Hartmut Berghoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107016959

Category: History

Page: 249

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This collection of essays explores the impact that nationalism, capitalism, and socialism had on economics during the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on Central Europe, contributors examine the role that businesspeople and enterprises played in Germany's and Austria's paths to the catastrophe of Nazism. Based on new archival research, the essays gathered here ask how the business community became involved in the political process and describes the consequences arising from that involvement. Particular attention is given to the responses of individual businesspeople to changing political circumstances and their efforts to balance the demands of their consciences with the pursuit for profit.

Orange Coast Magazine

AGE. OF. EXTREMES. WE'VE GOT EXTREMES ON OUR MINDS THIS MONTH.
AFTER ALL, WHEN YOU'VE got Greg Louganis on the cover and a flock of ultra-
athletes inside, there would seem to be a theme here. It's certainly timely, for we ...

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Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.




British Medical Journal

It has awakened public attention to the policy which always greatest at the two
extremes of age ; and , if there was ought to be pursued ; it led to articles more or
less satisfac not a great preponderance of males under five years of age , the tory
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Lingua Franca

Heren “ Twenty - five years ago , ” observes Tony Judt , “ The Age of Extremes
would have week . ” What ' s changed ? past January , Pierre Nora , one of
France ' s most powerful editors , issued a public explanation for his decision not
to go ...

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Sanitary Journal

It appears that persons at the ages of ten to thirty years are comparatively less
susceptible to the insanitary influence of town life than persons at other ages ,
though more so than persons of extreme old age . Perhaps the large amount of ...

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The Age of Pope

... for correctness of form and to the sensitive avoidance of extremes . The poets
of the period are for the most part without enthusiasm , without passion , and
without the fine madness ' which , as Drayton says , should possess a poet ' s
brain .

Author: John Dennis

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Category: English literature

Page: 258

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Ends in Sight

Hobsbawm , Age of Extremes , pp . 584–5 . The metaphor had already been
employed prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall , in the Preface to Hobsbawm's
Politics for a Rational Left : Political Writing 1977–1988 , London and New York :
Verso ...

Author: Gregory Elliott

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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A truly international study of the many flavours of democracy, concentrating on electoral systems, and the structures making up the systems of parliamentary democracies

An Age of Extremes

... and manufacturer of steel cable , Andrew Hallidie , used wire ropes in his own
invention : the cable car ( for more about this , see book 7 of A History of US ) .
SUPORT MON AT ONE Er Quest fouTCR ter RCAK SI. 39 AN AGE OF
EXTREMES.

Author: Joy Hakim

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195153347

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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Chronicles the history of the United States from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to the end of World War I.