Quotes by E. J. Hobsbawm
E. J. Hobsbawm
Alive from: 1917-2012
Category: History and sociology
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.
Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.
Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.
There is not much that even the most socially responsible scientists can do as individuals, or even as a group, about the social consequences of their activities.
Subjects in these quotes:
British historian 27
A. J. P. Taylor
British historian 23
James A. Froude
British Historian 18
Arnold J. Toynbee
British historian and author 13
British historian 10
W. Winwood Reade
British historian, explorer, and philosopher 5
George Macaulay Trevelyan
British historian and academic 4