UPDATED. Glenn Greenwald needs our thoughts and prayersSubmitted by rhino on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 18:12
One of the great champions of our key principles on the left has fallen ill.
Please send him your thoughts and/or prayers.
Last week, I wrote that I had a bad flu and likely wouldn't be writing for at least a few days. As it turns out, I don't have the flu, but rather dengue fever, combined with some still-unknown secondary problem. I'd strongly prefer not to write about this but I had to cancel the series of speeches I was to give this week at various California colleges and, after notifying them of the reason, at least one of the event sponsors disclosed my condition to those inquiring about the event, so it's already been posted by well-intentioned people in various places. Moreover, as Andrew Sullivan pointed out when writing about the illness that prevented him from blogging all last week, it's basically impossible to write everyday for years and then suddenly disappear without providing your readers with an explanation, as much as one might loathe writing about personal matters (as I do).