[Marxism] On the death of a comrade I barely knew

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Aug 8 19:35:08 MDT 2012

On June 18 the Militant newspaper announced that Stu Singer had died of 
cancer at the age of 65 after battling the disease for 2 years. My first 
reaction was to wonder what kind of cancer he had. I had the same 
question about Alexander Cockburn who was succumbed to the disease also 
after a 2-year battle. When you get to be my age, you tend to have a 
morbid curiosity about the disease since you know that you become 
increasingly vulnerable the older you get. For the most part it is a 
geriatric illness that you hope to avoid for the simple reason that the 
cure—such as it is—is worse than the disease.


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