Pamela Bone’s funeral was held yesterday in Melbourne. Mark Steyn:
I didn’t agree with Pamela Bone on most things, even at the end. But she understood in a way that too few of the left do that her culture and her civilization need defending and that the relativist mush of the age (not to mention The Age) is insufficient to the task. I shall miss her, and I wish there were more like her.
Towards the end of her life, in her running battle with doctrinaire opponents of the war in Iraq, she fired off a feisty riposte to the anti-war leftist Guy Rundle: “I may be old, weak and sick, but I have one thing Mr Rundle will never have: guts.”
Pam was a feminist, a humanist, a rationalist and a liberal internationalist. But her commitment to progressive intellectual movements was not worn with pretension and posturing, as if a fashion accessory.
And a caring leftist:
The witch Pamela Bone is finally dead and that must be a relief for anyone trying to turn over the wardrome of politics looking for any shell casings of truth, worthy of use as ashtrays.