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Quote of the day: In memoriam

A lasting thought from renowned historian Eric Hobsbawm, who died Monday at 95



Natasha Lennard
October 2, 2012 1:32AM (UTC)

Celebrated Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawn left behind a wealth of insightful critiques and comments when he passed away early Monday morning. We find this simple thought, which Hobsbawn uttered in 1998, bears repeating:

"The world will not get better on its own."

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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