William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic, Dead at 85
Agee, Chris; Wolf, Louishttp://covertactionmagazine.com/index.php/2018/12/09/william-blum-dead-at-85/
Date Written: 2018-12-09
Publisher: Covert Action
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23536
Obituary for William Blum with biographical information and links to his work.
William Blum died in Virginia early this morning on December 9, 2018. He was surrounded by friends and family after falling in his Washington D.C. apartment and sustaining serious wounds 65 days ago. He was 85 years old.
Bill was born March 6, 1933 at Beth Moses Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. and became an American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy. He worked in a computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. Initially an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he became disillusioned by the Vietnam War.