[lit-ideas] Re: How did Benjamin die?

  • From: "Walter C. Okshevsky" <wokshevs@xxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:28:45 -0230

I believe what OK meant was rather: "He was a soviet spy because I'm saying he

That's a much sounder argument.

Now if only people would stop conflating death with heart cessation.
Particularly doctor people. 

Brain still electrically charged,  Walter

Quoting Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>:

> *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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