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Dec 24, 2004 9:29 pm

Richard J. Barnet (1929-2004)

Richard Jackson Barnet (1929-2004), leftist, revisionist historian, and author of many books including Intervention and Revolution: The United States in the Third World (1968) and Roots of War (1972), died this morning after a long illness. Go here to read an appreciation by John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Kenneth R Gregg - 12/24/2004

I have been a fan of his since the '60's. His insightful research led me into revisionist history, along with Barnes and James J. Martin's great works.

There may be issues, looking back, where I would disagree with him now, but his was one of the great, lone voices in the wilderness calling to all of us to look carefully at we know and believe, and be willing to take a stand indepencently of others.

He will be missed.

Just Ken