July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution

In this special issue, the variety of views to which the magazine is open should be evident. On a topic as ambitious as “Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1917-2017” it would be irrational to expect complete agreement or to assume that one perspective has all the answers—the historical issues are too complex and the human stakes are … More July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution

Links to Recent Articles of Interest by Historians Against War (HAW)

h/t Cyrus Bina “Killing Bill O’Reilly:The Disgraced Broadcaster’s Distortions of History” By Matthew Stevenson, Harpers, July issue A dissection of the right-wing commentator’s new book on World War II in the Pacific. The author note that O’Reilly is currently the nation’s most widely read historian. “A Presumption of Guilt” By Bryan Stevenson, Harper’s, July issue A long historical essay on race … More Links to Recent Articles of Interest by Historians Against War (HAW)

Hobsbawm’s Long Century

By Joseph Fronczak One long century ago, on June 9, 1917, not quite halfway between the February Revolution and the October Revolution, Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria, Egypt. The lifelong communist died only five years ago, in 2012 at the age of ninety-five. He spent his final years placidly convinced that socialism belonged still … More Hobsbawm’s Long Century

80 Economic Bestsellers before 1850: A Fresh Look at the History of Economic Thought

Originally posted on Developing Economics:
This new Working Paper studies the economics books which – judged by the number of editions – were the most influential between 1500 and 1849, and compares these to what is represented in accounts of the history of economic thought today. The most interesting outcome of this work is that if we…