[lbo-talk] lbo-talk Digest, Vol 2576, Issue 1

Ralph Johansen mdriscollrj at charter.net
Sat Aug 11 18:19:27 PDT 2018

My message to https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/bloomington-il/carrol-cox-7957903/add-memory:

I learned this afternoon of Carrol's passing and I send my sympathies to his family. I was a correspondent on several online lists where Carrol and I exchanged friendly if sometimes contending views. I'm so sorry that he is gone. I have respected his intelligence and steadfastness in his social and political outlook and his forthright opinions through the years. I am ninety-four myself and I am thankful for my good health, given a little a-fib, but as Time Magazine's sententious radio voice used to intone in its obituaries, "As must to all men..."


On Aug 11, 2018, at 2:21 PM, Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> wrote:

> There are still a few subscribers to this list, and given Carrol Cox?s importance to it (he made 11,541 posts!) it seems only right he be memorialized here. I posted this to Facebook a little while ago:
> "I learned this morning that Carrol Cox <https://www.facebook.com/carrol.cox?fref=mentions> died. We fought a lot over the years?he could be a cantankerous SOB?but I always liked the guy. Smart and principled and unrelenting. One of the stars of my old listserv, lbo-talk. It was always a treat when he'd depart from denouncing others' deviationism for a reading of Milton or Pound.
> We met a few times in person and it was my first and still most extreme example of how a real-life personality can differ from online: he was always friendly, gracious, even giggly in real life.
> Anyway, RIP, Carrol. I'll miss you."

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