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A Death in the Family

I was going to blog about something that I listened to today. Then I learned that a colleague that I very much liked and respected, Bobby Lipkin, died today.

It was a couple of conversations with Bobby that gave me the courage to start this blog. His passion and energy were evident, and he convinced me to get past (even if I couldn’t entirely overcome) my uneasiness and fear of putting myself out there. His blog, Essentially Contested America, went quiet a few months ago, but it will live in cyberspace and in intellectual discourse for a long, long time. Perhaps one of his co-bloggers, or someone else, will carry his effort forward. But he will be missed.

If you knew Bobby Lipkin, and want some comfort, perhaps spending a few minutes with the clear voice you’ll hear on his blog will help.

  1. Cassandra
    February 19th, 2010 at 18:58 | #1

    RIP Professor Lipkin. You were a very good professor and dynamic scholar. May God bless your family.

  2. Yomi Faparusi Sr.
    February 19th, 2010 at 19:07 | #2

    I learnt about the passing of Professor Lipkin today and it has been a while since I felt such a sense of loss. The fine gentleman was my Con. Law I professor but in reality he was more of a teacher. He made Con. Law look and feel simple.

    Professor Lipkin eschewed such a passion in his love for our country, so much that personally I felt compelled to learn more about the Constitution.

    Thus, in a way I look back at the memories, and I can easily imagine Professor Lipkin, somewhere in the life after, moderating a debate of the Founding Fathers!

  3. Cass
    February 22nd, 2010 at 13:43 | #3

    John
    We will be archiving his site as a tribute to him and his writing:
    http://www.essentiallycontestedamerica.org

    My heart is broken. Bobby was a great colleague, but above all, a beautiful friend. I love you and miss you, Bobby,
    Cass

  4. June 2nd, 2011 at 16:24 | #4

    You are talking about so touchy point.And you have written so good.

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