[OPE-L:6272] Re: remembering a fallen comrade

C. J. Arthur (cjarthur@pavilion.co.uk)
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 23:55:11 +0000

Jerry wrote
>What famous revolutionary died on this date?
>Of him it was written (by whom to whom?):
>"Only one who was constantly with him can imagine what this man was worth
>to us as a theorist and at all decisive moments in practical matters as
>well. His genial views are going to disappear with him from the scene for
>long years to come. Those are things which are still beyond the capacities
>of the rest of us. The movement will take its course, but it will miss the
>calm, timely and considered intervention which has saved it hitherto from
>many a wrong and wearisome path."
>The same person wrote to another (who?) on the same day:
>"Without him we shall be stuck in the mire of confusion."
>If you know who died on this date, how would you access the above quotes?
>[E.g. what were his "genial views"? Were his interventions "calm, timely
>and considered"? Are there _still_ "things which are still beyond the
>capacities of the rest of us"? Are we, without him, "stuck in the mire of
>In solidarity, Jerry

and the day after 'he' wrote 'Mankind is shorter by a head and that the
greatest head of our time' to which I can only add 'And Ours' and yes we
are still in the mire!