Sunday, November 27, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

For the handful of readers who only frequent PoliBlog and do not read Outside the Beltway unless I link to my writings there, I felt I should share the very sad and shocking news of the passing of James Joyner’s wife, Kimberly Webb Joyner.  She died in her sleep last night of unknown causes.

James posted an account and tribute to Kim this morning.

I have known James for over thirteen years and knew Kim as well.  My heart aches for James, Katie, and Ellie.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

Via io9:  R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen, Doctor Who’s Apprentice.

Sladen played Sarah Jane Smith, companion to Doctor’s Three and Four and later played alongside Ten and Eleven.

She died due to complications associated with cancer, according to the BBC.  She was only 63.

May she rest in peace.

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Saturday, November 27, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

I see via the Monkey Cage that political scientist Chalmers Johnson passed away earlier this month:  Chalmers Johnson has died.

My first and primary exposure to Johnson’s work was his book Revolutionary Change, although his career encompassed a number of topics.

Reason has a obituary here:  Chalmers Johnson, R.I.P. as does Steve Clemons at The Washington Note:  The Impact Today and Tomorrow of Chalmers Johnson.

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Thursday, September 9, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

It has just come to my attention that historian David Bushnell, who studied and wrote about Colombia.  Indeed, as an obituary in El Tiempo notes, he could be called the “Father of Colomianists” as he was one of first Americans to study Colombia.

His 1993 book, Colombia:  A Nation in Spite of Itself is arguably the definitive political history of Colombia.

Bushnell died due to complications from cancer, according to press reports.

Bushnell’s significance to Colombia (which he first visited in 1948) is underscored by the fact that El Tiempo (Colombia’s most important daily) and El Espectador (another major Bogotá daily) and El Heraldo (a major regional paper) have all run obituaries on Bushnell.  I cannot, however, find one in English.

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