Noted defender of Communism Dr. Eric Hobsbawm passed away well over a year ago, but the details of his vast personal fortune have been brought to the public eye, as reported by The Daily Mail of London, UK on Jan. 10, 2014.
The well-published historian and ardent supporter of everything Marxist, the more-than-slightly hypocritical commie left a pile of cash and assets to the tune of £1,835,341 ($3,023,174) in his will to be distributed to his second wife, the two children they had together and also an undisclosed sum to the University of Warwick.
A self-avowed Communist since the age of 14, Hobsbawm never renounced his membership in the CPGB (Communist Party of Great Britain), even during the height of the Cold War or after the bloody Soviet crushing of both the Hungarian and Czechoslovakian revolutions of 1956 and 1968, respectively.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair — whose left-leaning Labour government appointed Hobsbawm to the Order of Companions of Honour in 1998 — led tributes to the hard-core defender of the Soviet Union upon his death on Oct. 1, 2012.
Hobdbawm’s illegitimate son Joshua Bennathan who was the product of an affair with Marion Bennathan sometime between his two marriages was bequeathed a mere £3,000 ($4,941).