When I have a bit of more time, I will write about what Daniel Bensaid’s work means to me. Unfortunately I discovered his work very late and I remember clapping my hand and shouting “wonderful…beautiful” on the upper desk of a London bus and thus being the center of attention suddenly while I was reading “Marx for Our Times” a couple of years ago…

I think the best way to remember him is to inherit his enthusiasm as the obituary in Liberation underlines and consider revolutionary struggle as “culture, joie de vivre et convivialite” (culture, joy of life and conviviality).

Below the advert for his tribute which I will definitely attend.

“Activist-academics Gilbert Achcar, Stathis Kouvelakis and Alex Callinicos are among the speakers invited to address the memorial meeting for Daniel Bensaïd. The gathering on Tuesday 9 February will celebrate the life of France’s most famous Marxist intellectual, who played a global role in leading the Fourth International and influencing a wide range of other Marxists. The meeting will start at 7.30pm in the University of London Union on Malet Street, WC1H.

For more information about the memorial meetings, or to send messages to them, please email bensaid.memorial@ecosocialism.org.

Paris meeting

Tribute in the Mutalité in Paris on Sunday 24th January from 2.30pm to


And obituaries for those who did not see them…