Thursday, October 27, 2016

Top ten books of radical history

Sheila Rowbotham’s latest book is Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States. One of her ten favorite books of radical history, as shared at the Guardian:
Primitive Rebels by Eric Hobsbawm (1959)

Packed with bandits, mobs, anarchic millenarians and wandering journeymen, this delighted me as a student. Hobsbawm, being a sage member of the Communist Party, warned against their utopianism, but I took to them like a fish to water.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue