December 9, 2012
The Feminine Mistake (JANE MILLER, 12/09/12, In These Times)
Hobsbawm didn't figure in my book, but he was there in spirit as the kind of British socialist (E.P. Thompson and Raymond Williams were others) who wrote as though feminism, not to mention racism and multiculturalism, distracted from the core problem for any capitalist society: class.Eric Hobsbawm, the historian I interviewed for In These Times earlier this year, died in October at 95. An affectionate friend and an impressive scholar, he had one striking blind spot. He saw no point in feminism and disliked the word "gender" as feminists use it.
...one might have thought that dismissing away 100 million Marxist murders was a significant sight defect.Posted by Orrin Judd at December 9, 2012 12:23 PM