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HARRY [OF HARRY’S PLACE]: Farewell Norm


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Harry of Harry’s Place

[first published at Harry’s Place]

Professor Norman Geras has left us too soon and his daily contribution to political debate will be sorely missed by those who appreciated his warm personality, sharp intellect, humane spirit and his ability to argue a case thoroughly, elegantly and stridently without ever resorting to the cheap shots which characterize far too much of modern debate.

As with that other great left-wing thinker and writer who was taken by cancer, Christopher Hitchens, it is not hyperbole to note that Norm is irreplaceable. There is no-one else who is producing comparable material to Norm on such a frequent basis and from such a unique perspective.

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NEIL DENNY [of HARRY’S PLACE]: Norman Geras 1943-2013


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Neil Denny

[first published at Harry’s Place]

Norman Geras, the UK political blogger, academic, cricket buff, and Manchester United fan has died. His clear writing, his humour, and his humanity will be missed.

In the lead up to the Iraq war there was an explosion of generally left leaning political blogs, with an anti-totalitarian viewpoint, that the debate over the Iraq war and the wider war on terror was debated on. Norman started blogging in the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq with a short post “In the immortal words of Sam Peckinpah: Let’s go.”

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