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RIP Martin Bosworth, original Scrogue

One of our original scrogue colleagues has passed away. Martin Bosworth, who helped us found Scholars & Rogues in April of 2007, was a central member of our community for our first year. He wrote frequently and energetically about progressive political issues of all sorts, and had a particular expertise in Internet policy issues. His death is a significant loss for progressive causes across the country.

I believe we’ll all remember Martin as committed and passionate, and his many followers and friends have set up a Facebook page where everyone can pay their respects.

We encourage our readers to take a few minutes to review Martin’s contributions to the blogosphere.

The staff of Scholars & Rogues extends its deepest sympathies to Martin’s family.

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  1. What the heck happened? I was just exchanging emails with him the other day. What a fine mind — and man.

  2. While I had many profound disagreements with Martin, he was a gentleman, and sent me a very kind note when my lovely wife died.I’ll always remember that random act of kindness. RIP Martin

  3. So sorry to hear this news, Mike. I only knew him online when we would exchange the rare tweet or link, but it was clear he cared deeply about people and this country. What a loss.

  4. I did not know him, but he seems to have earned the respect of many people who I respect. My condolences to his family and friends.