Friday, July 27, 2012
Tony Flood appends a brief comment to a segment of my autobiography, suggesting that I could not possibly have commented on Isaac Deutscher's keynote address to the Socialist scholars Conference in 1970 because Deutscher died in 1967! Needless to say, he is correct. I did some Googling, and it would appear that the conference, at the old Commodore Hotel, actually took place in 1966, a year before Deutscher died. My apologies for the mistake. I know I am not hallucinating, because in my file drawer is a folder with my written-out comment, labeled "Comment on Deutscher Address at Socialist Scholars Conference." As the UNCF likes to observe, a mind is a terrible thing to lose.