Why are all the good historians rightwing?
guardian.co.uk / Jonathan Jones
06-Sep-2011 (4 comments)

Why are the best historians all rightwing? I mean, of course, all the good historians writing at the moment. The opposite used to be true - if you wanted to read some really imaginative, bold historical writing several years ago, you would turn to Marxists like EP ThompsonChristopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawm. These writers belonged to a radical school of British historians who interpreted Marx in creative, subtle ways, and who were all fascinated by the nature of culture and disinclined to use crude models of base and superstructure. Today, the running is being made by the royalists and Tories and even the defenders of empire - the really clever, provocative history books are by the likes of David Starkey,Michael Burleigh and above all Niall Ferguson.

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Niall Ferguson, David Starkey, Michael Burleigh

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Writers such as Niall Ferguson are the only ones asking serious questions. Is leftwing history dissolving in a sea of good intentions?


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How about Howard Zinn? What do you think of him?

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I think He's Dead ...


Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 




God Bless him nevertheless ... 




How about Howard Zinn?

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What do you think of him?

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Darius jaan look at this movie theatre turned wedding saloon!

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