ERIC HOBSBAWM

The last time 032c met with ERIC HOBSBAWM was in 2004, when he spoke about the limitations of regret and how dashed hopes and defeat could lead to a brighter future. Now, under radically different economic and political circumstances, Hobsbawm further reveals an august insight touched with an earned optimism and an ineluctable pessimism. For 032c’s second installment of an ongoing …
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The Black Marketeers of the Bahnhof Zoo

The idea that 1989 came out of thin air speaks volumes about historical insensitivities and limited horizons. Indeed, the fall of the Berlin Wall was preceded by years of erosion and attrition through backdoor networks and the resourcefulness of the undisclosed. Historian KARL SCHLÖGEL looks at the molecular movements on the margins of history, which are much more powerful than any deeds of …
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