The Optimism of the Heart
AbstractThe following intellectual biography of Harry Magdoff is a slightly revised and expanded version of a piece that was posted on MRzine a few days after Harry's death on January 1, 2006. It evolved out of an earlier biography I wrote for the Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists in 2000. Since the aim of this biography was to present the basic facts of Harry's intellectual career, personal feelings and observations were largely excluded. A brief word on Harry's character and the warm emotions he engendered within those who knew him therefore seems essential here
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