Leo Panitch Death – Philosopher , Editor and Pcientist political Canadian Leo Panitch has passed away. He died on te 19 of December of 2020. Leo Panitch was a professor at York University from 1985 till his death, he was co-editor of the Socialist Register . Panitch was born in Winnipeg , Manitoba . He was a defender of Marxism.
Leo Panitch who has served as co-editor of the Socialist Register authored many scholarly articles and nine books including Working-Class Politics in Crisis: Essays on Labour and the State (1986), The End of Parliamentary Socialism: From New Left to New Labour (2001) and Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination (2008) in which he argues that capitalism is inherently unjust and undemocratic.
Canadian Dimension is heartbroken to hear of the loss of Leo Panitch.
An early pillar of our publication, Leo was a leading thinker of the global left and a comrade to the many.
— Canadian Dimension (@CDN_Dimension) December 20, 2020
Assistant Editor at Socialist Register wrote – Tonight my mentor, comrade, and dear friend Leo Panitch died. Five weeks ago, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and while receiving treatment in the hospital contracted Covid-19. This caused viral pneumonia, making it almost impossible for him to breathe. These past few days have been difficult beyond words. It is impossible for me to fathom his absence. Without Leo I would not be who I am today, and I can’t help but feel that a part of me has died with him tonight. His passing has left a hole in my life that will be impossible to ever fill. There will be more to say later, but for now, there is just sadness, anger, and hurt.
Max Shanly wrote – Heartbroken to hear that my dear friend, comrade, and mentor Leo Panitch has passed away. I don’t know what else to say right now beyond what I said to him just weeks ago via email. “They say in life you only have a handful of real friends who really matter, I hope you know you are one of those to me. You have stood by me through thick and thin, madness and sanity, good times and bad; something many others have not. You have not only been my friend and comrade but my mentor and confidante. I do not think I would have achieved half of the little I have without you and your work to inspire me. I only wish we had gotten to know each other sooner.” Sleep well, my friend. Love you always.