|Re: Mondoweiss -- William Blum: the dissident and the style|
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January 21, 2017, 9:42 pm
It's a fine article, and William Blum definitely deserves the notice and the praise.
I've known Bill Blum for about a dozen years: we've broken bread together, attended rallies together (for the best causes!); I posted my own interview with him at CounterPunch and other sites.
I agree, Blum can be witty. Non-conventionalism comes naturally to him. It is a kind of Jewish humor, I guess–irony raised to a higher level. But, it's world-experienced polished wit, humor and knowledge, too. As Sayeed notes in this article: it's wit backed up with formidable research and scholarship. Blum's notes are meticulous–as one would expect from a real historian and truth-seeker.
Sayeed alludes to Mark Twain in this article. (I'm a fan of Mark Twain, too!) Something Twain wrote befits Blum: "No god and no religion can survive ridicule. No church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field and live." (Notebook, 1888)
Long live the Truth-seekers and Truth disseminators!
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