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How will history judge this decade?

While journalists write about ‘the moment,’ historians,who write about longer trends, say it is too early to tellhow far-reaching the effects of the noughties may be

By Stephen Moss  /  THE GUARDIAN , LONDON

And don’t look to Hobsbawm for predictions.

“The only races we can predict,” he said, “are the ones that have already been run.”

Even great historians — or perhaps only the greatest historians — know their limitations.

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