Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday E.P. Thompson (1924-1993)

One of greatest historians of the twentieth century, and a gift writer, best known for The Making of the English Working Class (1963). One of the more enjoyable research projects I've had as a scholar, albeit somewhat far afield from my main areas of expertise, was about Thompson's conception and endorsement of the rule of law, which mystified and angered many of his "friends" on the political left. The abstract of the article can be viewed, and subscribers can download the complete article, here.

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