N.E. Broadway & 15th
Portland OR 97232
10 Novem 2014 Anno Domini
% Mehring Books
Post Office box 48377
Oak Park Michigan 48237
Dear David North,
Your decisive support in the early ’80s, now more than thirty years into the past, is the main reason why the English translation of Karl Marx’s Mathematical Manuscripts saw the light.
At our last meeting, my distinguished Comrade North, I was no more sober than I am now —
–is it the day? is it the week? —
after legalization of recreational use of marijuana in the State of Oregon.
I ask you honorably to acknowledge that at that negotiation held among you, me, Aronson, and some Party representative from Britain, you promised title-page credit in return for our giving you, gratis, the work done by the since departed Aronson and the now greying Your Intrepid Reporter.
Please make a true statement regarding a pledge of honor more than a generation ago.
PS: the $20 enclosed is for Russian Revolution & Unfinished et al