Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I've been around this site since the beginning. I remember the fights on Kos that caused the various breakaway scoop sites, and quickly found this one to be the best by far.

I introduced Don, my father, to this site back in the day, and was rather surprised by how well he took to the site. We had a tacit understanding to keep our relationship quiet.

I don't post personal stuff on social media as a rule, though I now realize that ET should have been an exception. This is more than just a social media site, it's been a community, and my Dad was a part of it.

by Zwackus on Sun Jul 3rd, 2022 at 10:21:33 PM EST
Our condolences on the loss of your dad ... the torch he carried will be passed on to a new generation ...

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jul 3rd, 2022 at 11:29:16 PM EST
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Well, I for one never figured it out.

Your father will be missed.


by fjallstrom on Mon Jul 4th, 2022 at 10:11:06 AM EST
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My condolences, Zwackus. I always looked forward to your father's comments and occasional diary. Personality and wit shows through here and he had plenty to give.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Jul 4th, 2022 at 10:39:20 AM EST
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I can't remember was it you or Don who shared your relationship privately with me - I think it was him. He was very proud of you.

Have to say I can't ever recall a bunfight between the two of you either! You must have been raised in a very harmonious and respectful household!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jul 4th, 2022 at 11:15:40 AM EST
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Oh, wow, okay, you sure kept that quiet. I never would have guessed.

I'm sorry for your loss.

I agree with you in principle on keeping personal stuff out of online spaces. But in practice it's so hard to find like-minded people that I end up trying to build community online and, where possible as it was on ET, carrying that offline. We had a bunch of meetups in Paris back in the day, and I would still like to meet all my American ET friends some day.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 4th, 2022 at 02:39:27 PM EST
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I'm really sorry for your loss. ET at its height was really an impressive community and the discussions we had were certainly formative to the way I'm viewing the world now and Don was an important part of it.
by generic on Tue Jul 5th, 2022 at 11:56:00 AM EST
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I never would've guessed, honestly.  I'm so sorry Zwackus.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 01:18:20 PM EST
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