I was away from the machine when Pierre Vidal-Naquet died. Vidal-Naquet was a scholar who has been important to me in my work, as well as a human being and public intellectual who I have found inspiring.
The Independent published a great obituary by Oswyn Murray, reproduced by Bread & Circuses.
Actually Existing posts a lovely appreciation of Vidal-Naquet, Arthur Lee and Bob Smithies.
Oliver Kamm compares Vidal-Naquet to another public intellectual, Noam Chomsky.
Counago & Staves passes on the notices of the passing of Vidal-Naquet and Murray Bookchin at Agora International, for the more anoracky libertarian socialists amongst us (and that includes me).
Anti-rev has some of Vidal-Naquet's Shoah-related texts in English:
- Assassins of Memory (1987)
- A Paper Eichmann (1980) - Anatomy of a Lie
- On Faurisson and Chomsky (1981)
- Theses on Revisionism (1985)
- Who are the Assassins of Memory? (1992)
Keywords: Holocaust revisionism, historians, French intellectuals