What we witnessed is a great loss for all the Marxists around the world, for one of its great thinkers passes away. Ted Grant contributed 77 years of non-stop struggle for the Proletariat, was a spearhead in combating the rise of Stalinism in England, and special thanx to www.marxist.com, his ideas spread around the world.
Ted Grant was not only a marxist revolutionary, but an expertise in the ideology. His writings in the 1960s for example predicted the current future we are living in due to his mastery of Historical Materialism. Motivator of his readers to direct action and party building in the name of the permanent revolution, the old man always remained young and will always remain young. His analysis in the crisis we are living in is valuable, but even now we lose him, the Whole Ted Grant remains in his writings just as the Whole Trotsky remained alive through his own writings.
Ted Grant spearheaded the battle of what Hal Draper called the emancipation from the above concept (the bourgeoisie logic who claim to be Marxists), and assisted us in Lebanon to face the reactionary Democratic Leftist Movement and to attempt to save the left from the capitalist DLM and the Stalinist Lebanese Communist Party. I am sure half the stalinists are celebrating his death, but the impact of Ted Grant lives, and from his writings we will be able to battle the reactionary left.
At the age of 93, he kept struggling for the working class and raise class awareness. He attended the conferences through out the world, even though then he was 90 years old, and indeed, his name shall be a golden mark at the archives of the marxist legends at www.marxists.org .
Ted Grant, it was my honor to be a contemprary to you and read your articles as you contributed to us at such an age where plenty of comrades would sit and just do "academic" debates. Not this comrade, this comrade kept the fronts going, he was a pioneer on the ideological level, but he was also successful to merge the ideology to action. What is his defence? The Permenant Revolution, long live the Permenant Revolution.
If the war in Lebanon ends, it is our obligation to honor your contributions to us, the comrades, and hopefully we will do a quarter of what you did! Ted Grant, is simply one of the comrades who we as Marxists would raise our head high and be proud to say that we the comrades got people like Marx, Engels, Eleanor Marx, Tony Cliff, Leon Trotsky, Karl Liebnekht, TeD GranT, and the never ending list of such legends. My salutations to our beloved comrade: Ted Grant, rest in peace and I hope that we the youth would follow your footsteps.
Hasta La Victoria Siempre