Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Angus Calder

I read this week that the Scottish writer, poet and socialist historian Angus Calder had died earlier this month, which is sad. There is an obituary by Bernard Crick here, and another one here. Though I haven't read it, his work Revolutionary Empire: The Rise of the English-Speaking Empires from the Fifteenth Century to the 1780s is supposed to be superb, while he wrote several articles for International Socialism Journal, including this short piece on the British Empire.

Edited to add: Socialist Review Obituary

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