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.