Alexandre Skirda has died

Submitted by Battlescarred on December 30, 2020

The anarchist historian Alexandre Skirda has died after a long illness on December 23rd. Author of books on Makhno, Kronstadt, and Makhaiski. More to follow.

little_brother

1 year 7 months ago

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Sad to hear. Monde Libertaire have published a short piece and here is English version just finished (with link to original): http://libcom.org/forums/announcements/skirda-obituary-translated-english-monde-libertaire-site-30122020

Steven.

1 year 7 months ago

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Very sad news, condolences to his family friends and comrades

freemind

1 year 7 months ago

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So sad.A great theorist and stalwart of our Depleted ranks.Sincere condolences to his friends and family.

Karetelnik

1 year 7 months ago

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Franks Mintz states that Skirda published all of Makhno's articles in Russian and in French, but that is not the case since some articles were not accessible to Skirda while others he considered not worth reprinting as their subjects had been overtaken by events in the USSR. Nor is his translation of Makhno's pre-1917 memoirs complete, again owing to lack of access to sources.

Battlescarred

1 year 7 months ago

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ACG obit of Skirda here:

https://www.anarchistcommunism.org/2021/01/02/obituary-alexandre-skirda-1942-2020/