On April 23, scholars around the world received e-mails announcing the death of Andre Gunder Frank in Luxembourg at the age of 76. Hyperprolific and multilingual, Gunder produced over a thousand publications in 30 languages and was at work on his final book almost to the end, when the pain and fatigue of his multiple cancers made it impossible to continue. An intellectual provocateur who had more important ideas in a year than many of us will have in a lifetime, he also suffered ideological blind spots that adversely affected his analyses, causing him to dismiss the importance of culture and of the role of the individual in history. Kind, humane, and passionately committed to social justice and to human rights in defense of victims of repression around the world, he also voiced support at various times for horrendous regimes whose revolutionary purity he admired, for which he later offered...

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