Is 2011 similar to 1848?

Posted: December 24, 2011 in Miscellaneous

A long, long time ago at a university far, far away, I came across Eric Hobsbawn. A historian with forthright views on socialism and capitalism. He has just written an article comparing the two years, 1848 and 2011. Well worth a read for budding historians, as events in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia etc. are still fresh in all our minds. I would advise that one reads the wikipedia page on the events of 1848, (yes, I know…I shouldn’t recommend wikipedia but I have done!), if you do not know about them.

1848 from wikipedia.

BBC article from Eric Hobsbawn


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