Marxist ‘historian’ is an oxymoron.
The fact that he was an open apologist for the Soviet Union and other communist regimes, is enough for me to relegate this moron to where he rightfully belongs, the ash heap of totalitarianism.
NOTE: It’s rather typical for the crème de la crème of the Marxist movement to have so much money, they deem themselves to be the only ones worth having it. They’re supposed ‘intellectuals’ don’t you know, the guiders/planners of society.
Leading Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm leaves £1.8million estate in his will
- Hobsbawm, who died in October 2012, was one of Britain’s most eminent historians, but was widely criticised for his defence of communist regimes
- Accused of being apologist for the totalitarian evils of Soviet communism
- According to Brighton probate office records, he left assets of £1,835,341
By JOHN STEVENS
PUBLISHED: 23:29 GMT, 10 January 2014 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 11 January 2014
Leading Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm left more than £1.8million in his will, it has been revealed
Leading Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm left more than £1.8million in his will, it has been revealed.
Hobsbawm, who died aged 95 in October 2012, was one of Britain’s most eminent historians, but he was widely criticised for his defence of communist regimes.
He was accused of being an apologist for the totalitarian evils of Soviet communism and labelled a ‘useful idiot’.
According to records held at the Brighton probate office, Hobsbawm – who joined the Communist Party at 14 and once described himself as an ‘unrepentant communist’ – left an estate with assets totalling £1,835,341.
The bulk is to be held in trust, with the income going to his second wife Marlene. The couple were married for 50 years.
Hobsbawm left the capital of the trust to the University of Warwick and his two children from his second marriage – digital entrepreneur Andy, 50, and PR guru Julia.
His son Joshua Bennathan, 55, who was born from an affair with Marion Bennathan that took place between his first and second marriage was left just £3,000.