Re: [OPE-L] the death of Andre Gunder Frank

From: Cyrus Bina (binac@MORRIS.UMN.EDU)
Date: Sat Apr 23 2005 - 17:26:47 EDT

Dear All:

This is another heartbreak news among the very hard ones I have received
recently!  Ahhh ... what a loss; what a loss of monumental magnitude for
those of us knew A. Gunder Frank and have first-hand knowledge of his
impact on both political struggles and conceptual awakenings,
particularly,  of the "Third World," vis-a-vis his political economy of
development and underdevelopment.  He was and remained fore ever a dear
friend and comrade despite the fact that we were not completely on the
same wavelength on the issues surrounding the grand transformation of
the world both historically and theoretically.  I have seen him last in
the mid-1990s in a seminar in which I sat next to him while he was
speaking slowly and eloquently on the state of the world then at
Harvard.  Huge losses are more huge where and when personal.


Cyrus Bina, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor of Economics and Management
206 Camden Hall
University of Minnesota, Morris
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267-2132
Office: (320) 589-6193/ 589-6200
Fax:    (320) 589-6117

glevy@PRATT.EDU wrote:

> ----- Forwarded message  -----
>Dear friends and colleagues of Gunder's,
>We are writing to let you know that Gunder died early this morning.  He
>fought cancer with great courage, and was still working until two  weeks
>ago, though in recent weeks he worked fewer and fewer hours every day
>because of pain and exhaustion. He worked with more strength and
>determination than we have the words to tell - until his body gave  up. In
>the last couple of days, all he could do was to hold our hands.
>In the last three days, we have received more than a thousand e-mail
>messages of condolence, remembrance, and friendship from friends and
>colleagues of Gunder's all over the world. Paul has tried to answer  each
>message individually. Please forgive us if we don't reply to each  message
>we receive in response to this.
>We, Gunder's family, will have a small gathering to express our love  for
>Gunder before he is cremated on Tuesday afternoon, April 26 in the
>Luxembourg crematory. Friends and colleagues who wish or are able to
>attend are welcome to come. We know from hundreds of messages that  most
>friends who would like to be here will not be able to travel on such  short
>Alison's e-mail address is: acandela@c...
>Miguel's e-mail: mfrank@e...
>Miguel's phone number is +352 091 656 236
>Paul's e-mail: paulfrank@p...
>Paul and Miguel Frank

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