Il secolo breve. 1914-1991: l'epoca più violenta della storia dell'umanità
Publish date: July 2000
Pages no: 714
Edition language: Italian
It seems as if Hobsbawm was too confused or dishonest about the goals and accomplishments of communism to give it to us straight in chapter 2. It's possible that's because he was an old man. But it seems he'd had a lifetime to consider communism and hadn't quite strayed from the idea that world-wide...
From the Guardian's list of 100 non-fiction : "Hobsbawm charts the failure of capitalists and communists alike in this account of the 20th century"