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A description of “hell on earth”

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It does not include Islamists or even terrorists and affects only one person.

I have read more than one essay by Tony Judt, but I didn’t realize that he was suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

My sister died after suffering from MS for many years. So this dis-ease is part of my family’s history. Also, my cousin Fred Gagnon died an early death (50 something) because of that dis-ease.

But I had never read such a bleak description of the effects of it until I read this in the NY Review of Books, which, over the years, has published many Judt essays.

This is as close to “hell on earth” as I like to contemplate!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/01/11 at 08:53