[lbo-talk] RIP lbo-talk, May 1, 1998–February 21, 2020

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Feb 21 07:38:33 PST 2020

This will be the final post to this list. It had a great run but then social media happened and listservs began to seem to late 20th century. he list helped keep the flame of left thought going during some dark days, but now the real world has taken up the torch. Friendships were formed, marriages happened, and some of the principals of Jacobin met each other in this virtual space.

Now, traffic has dwindled to one or two posts a week. So, in consultation with list host Jordan Hayes - without whom none of this would have been possible - we’ve decided to pull the plug. The archives will remain up at

http://mailman.lbo-talk.org/pipermail/lbo-talk/ <http://mailman.lbo-talk.org/pipermail/lbo-talk/>

I recall Carrol Cox, one of the larger personalities on the list during its heyday, quoting Marx’s last words as “Struggle.” Google says they actually were, shouted at his housekeeper from his deathbed, when asked if he had any last words: “Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!” lbo-talk has said enough.

lbo-talk, born May 1, 1998, euthanized February 21, 2020


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