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Thanks, Louis.  I am deeply honored and am blushing.  The move to Marx occurred 
when I was a fellow in Law and Humanities at Harvard Law School in 1975-76.  
The fellowship meant I could audit any undergraduate course, and I gleefully 
took every one (not in science) taught by a Marxist.  This, plus their reading, 
plus friendship with many graduate students and teaching assistants, moved me 
onto the road towards Marxism.  It greatly helped also that liberalism was (is) 
such a failure, at democracy, at equality, and at telling the truth.  And here 
I still am.  Wythe

> On May 11, 2020 at 11:16 AM Louis Proyect <l...@panix.com> wrote:
> On 5/11/20 10:51 AM, wytheh...@cox.net wrote:
> > I moved from liberalism to radicalism in my 30s. I am still a radical. 
> > People still treat me as though I escaped from a mental institution. 
> > Wythe Holt
> Wythe is too modest to mention his background so I will do it for him. 
> It makes his transition all the more interesting.
> Wythe Holt
> Professor Holt served on the Law School Faculty [of the University of 
> Alabama] from 1966 through 2005.  He received his B.A. from Amherst 
> College and his J.D. and Ph.D. (in American history) from the University 
> of Virginia.  In law school he was elected to Order of the Coif and 
> served as Virginia Editor of the Virginia Law Review.  Within the 
> Alabama Law School, Professor Holt received one of the first four Chairs 
> awarded, and is now University Research Professor of Law Emeritus.
> Professor Holt taught and published in the fields of federal 
> jurisdiction, conflict of laws, trusts and estates, and future 
> interests, while his primary field of teaching and publication was 
> American legal history, particularly the history of American labor law. 
> In retirement his chief production has included books on the Whiskey 
> Rebellion of 1794, the early history of the American federal court 
> system, and a Civil War battle which took place near his hometown of 
> Hampton, Virginia.  At the University of Alabama, Professor Holt also 
> taught or co-taught courses in the English, History, American Studies, 
> African-American Studies (as it was then), New College, and Criminal 
> Justice departments of the College of Arts and Sciences.  He served as a 
> visiting professor at the law schools of George Washington University, 
> West Virginia University, and the University of Miami, and was a 
> visiting member of the faculty of history at the University of Virginia. 
>   He has also served as a visiting lecturer or professor at Mekelle 
> University in Ethiopia, Fribourg University in Switzerland, and the 
> Australian National University in Canberra.
> Professor Holt was a founding member and early Secretary of the American 
> Society for Legal History.  He has served as Secretary of the Southwest 
> Labor Studies Association and as a member of the American Legal Studies 
> Association.  He also served in the University of Alabama Faculty Senate 
> for many years, being elected its President for one term by his peers there.

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