[lit-ideas] How did Benjamin die?

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:28:35 -0700

*In a recent book I'm now sorry I mentioned it was said that Benjamin
committed suicide,

Omar responded

'It wasn't a suicide, but then he was a Soviet spy. This looks like some
elementary school textbook.'

*I asked Omar how this was known, that Benjamin was a 'Soviet spy,' and
then posted links to three accounts of Benjamin's death just in case anyone
would be interested in the controversy surrounding it.

Omar responded

'I am saying it because he was. Not sure why you would ask for additional
reasons for saying it.'

 *This is, I grant, a powerful argument.

Robert Paul

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