Jim Blaut

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Wed Nov 15 07:36:12 MST 2000

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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