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FRANÇOIS BRUTSCH [Un Swissroll]: Décès de Norman Geras


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François Brutsch

[first published on François’ blog Un Swissroll]

Un Swissroll perd un frère aîné et la gauche une conscience morale

Dernière màj: dimanche 20 à 16h00

C’est par un billet posté par une de ses deux filles vendredi matin sur Normblog que ses amis de la blogosphère ont appris le décès quelques heures plus tôt de Norm (par ailleurs professeur retraité de l’Université de Manchester et auteur marxiste reconnu): il avait manifestement pris ses dispositions, et le blog va rester en ligne avec tout ce qu’il contient.

Norm avait indiqué il y a quelques mois avoir commencé une thérapie anticancéreuse (dont il a ultérieurement donné de rares échos) après avoir été diagnostiqué en 2003, mais le ralentissement alors annoncé ne s’est guère manifesté sur le blog, avec toujours la même humanité dans le style et la même variété de sujets, du jazz (et country, et classique) à l’éthique, de la littérature à sa famille en passant par le cricket ou bien sûr la politique et la lutte pour une gauche fidèle à elle-même.

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