Jim Blaut

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Wed Nov 15 12:40:01 MST 2000



I share Jim F and Andy's sentiments and respect for Comrade Jim Blaut. I learned from
him that capitalist factories started in the slave and colonial sector of the
primitive accumulation.

CB

>>> farmelantj at juno.com 11/15/00 01:47PM >>>
I am sure that just about everyone here shares Andy's
sentiments regarding Jim Blaut.  And Lou is right
in reminding us to take a look at Jim's CV.  He
had a broadness of interests and learning(i.e. geography, anthropology,
history, political economy, psychology, philosophy, etc.)of a sort that is
all too rare in
academia now a days, which has become the preserve
of narrow specialists.

Jim Farmelant

------Original Message------
From: "Austin, Andrew" <austina at uwgb.edu>
To: "'marxism at lists.panix.com'" <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: November 15, 2000 3:51:46 PM GMT
Subject: RE: Jim Blaut



The movement has lost a true comrade. I will miss you, Jim.

Andy



-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Proyect [mailto:lnp3 at panix.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 8:30 AM
To: marxism at lists.panix.com; pen-l at galaxy.csuchico.edu;
SOCIALIST-REGISTER at yorku.ca; wsn at csf.colorado.edu
Subject: Jim Blaut


I just received word that Jim Blaut died of a heart attack. He had been
battling pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease. Jim
was 70 years old.

He is the author of numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics,
including Lenin's views on the national question. His most recent works
dealt with the problem of Eurocentrism. The first two ("Colonizer's Model
of the World", "Eight Eurocentric Historians") were meant to be part of a
trilogy. I believe that these powerful works can certainly stand on their
own and strongly recommend that people look at them.

I was proud to have gotten to know Jim fairly well through battles with in
the Internet that he quite rightly referred to as "food fights". This was
typical of Jim who did not stand on ceremony. He was blunt, honest and to
the point. He was also an activist and put in many years as an activist
with the Puerto Rican Socialist Party. His wife was a central leader of
that organization.

If I receive further word, I will pass it along.

Louis Proyect
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