The Great Debate

NSA as ‘Big Brother’? Not even close

June 28, 2013

Reader holding a copy of George Orwell’s 1984, June 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

The great paradox of Hobsbawm’s choice

October 3, 2012

The words “communist” and “socialist” are now used so recklessly in the United States that their meaning has been devalued. But Eric Hobsbawm, the British historian who died Oct. 1, was the real deal.