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R3Arts: Night Waves - Eric Hobsbawm 01 Oct 12

October 2nd, 2012

Episode 202 of 1341 episodes

Following the death of the celebrated – and controversial – Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, Matthew Sweet is joined by Journalist David Aaronovitch, writer Anne Applebaum, historian Richard J. Evans, and Radio 3’s Alyn Shipton to consider his life and work. Historian Mark Mazower explores the tensions between the ideas and the powers of international institutions. And New Generation Thinker Matthew Smith joins historian and writer Sarah Wise to discuss changing attitudes towards madness and incarceration.

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