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Daniel Bensaïd (25 March 1946-12 January 2010)

Issue No. 2184

The SWP’s Alex Callinicos has sent the following message to comrades in the NPA

It was with the deepest sorrow that we learned the terrible news of Daniel's death. It is particularly sad coming as it does so soon after Chris Harman's death.

To lose two comrades of the '68 generation of such stature is a grievous blow to us all, to revolutionary socialists and anti-capitalist militants everywhere.

Daniel was an exemplary revolutionary – a brilliant theorist, adventurous and open-minded, an outstanding writer and speaker, always vivid and eloquent, and a dedicated and consistent militant.

He was also a person of great warmth and refreshing humour. I feel privileged to have come to know Daniel in the past decade, a relationship from which I gained a great deal. These contacts reflected, and contributed to a coming together of first the Ligue and now the NPA with the SWP.

Our comrades greatly valued Daniel's interventions at the sessions of our annual Marxism festival where he spoke, as well as the contributions he made to our publications.

Rest assured that we will mourn Daniel as one of our own, in our publications and our gatherings. We offer our condolences to Daniel's family and friends, and to the comrades of the NPA and of the Fourth International.

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Tue 12 Jan 2010, 20:05 GMT
Issue No. 2184
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