By Aaron Leonard
October 30th, 2013
more important is that Connolly combined a scholars’ dedication to
history’s dynamics with the ability to communicate clearly to working
people. His quest for truth did not make him an isolated, ivory-tower
academic. He wrote powerfully, but he also brought these writings
directly to the workers — a lesson that we certainly can learn from
Connolly’s vision of the future, while certainly incomplete, was nonetheless inspiring. In the nobility of its aims it captured the potential residing in human beings and in our struggle.
Connolly grasped a truth amidst the ruins of centuries of resistance, rebellion and revolution.