[lbo-talk] My Letter To CH

// ravi ravi at platosbeard.org
Fri Dec 16 12:22:48 PST 2011

On Dec 16, 2011, at 3:01 PM, Doug Henwood wrote:
> Aside from taking some personal offense at the hostility, it's also rather one-dimensional. The guy was complicated. He did many good things in his life, and many awful ones too. His death is a good occasion for reflecting on human complexity. His grave isn't one that should be pissed on.

I don’t have any strong hostility for the man (not beyond referring to him as a toad, at least) and have no plans to relieve myself over him should he have chosen the irrational (and most likely religious) option of preserving his body underground. The people who did cheer at his cancer probably acted out of the same kind of one-dimensional thinking as Hitchens’s various rants about Muslims (Islam, if you prefer). They probably have other dimensions as well. No harm, no foul, as USers say, no?


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