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Germans cut to Soviet heart of Hobsbawm

Published 07/10/2012 | 05:00

The British press and Irish 'radicals' have a very indulgent view of the Marxist historian, writes John-Paul McCarthy

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THE BBC and the Guardian were in the deepest mourning last week as they contemplated life without the late Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm.

Reading the various tributes from liberal England brought me back to the jarring line in Tony Blair's memoir, where he admitted that he probably liked Gerry Adams that bit more than a British first lord ought to.

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