Teeming with ideas.
The man is lucid to the point of visionary.
This excellent little book sees Hobsbawm conversing with his co-author about the state of the world today, and what historians might consider important 50 or 100 years hence. Hobsbawm's characteristic erudition and charm underwrite his bracingly provocative viewpoints.
A bold little tour d'horizon
Its refreshingly sober perspective on contemporary trends gives it an interest that many more pretentious volumes lack ... Hobsbawm shows he possesses to an extraordinary degree the historian's gift of identifying what is old and what is genuinely new in the present time