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OpEdNews author, Maurice Webster, 90, author of series on Machiavelli, passed on this morning

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My good friend, Maurice Webster, 90, walked into the forest this morning, after his heart stopped beating at home in Santa Fe.

He was a great educator, having taught mathematics, design, and architecture in the Chicago Public Schools for 32 years, including at Malcolm X College.

He was one of the founders and early activists, early on, of the New Mexico Green Party, and he was adamant that Santa Fe pass the recent initiative to add a 2 cent tax for every ounce of sugary soft drinks sold in Santa Fe, in order to pay for 8000 children to go to Prekindergarten.

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Unfortunately, the Soft Drink companies conspired to lobby and woo the voters with a remarkable campaign of coalesced idiocy, and this measure failed at the polls.

Rest in Peace, my great intellectual warrior friend! Be assured that the integrity of your ideas and of your ideals will carry your work far into the future!

Maurice leaves three children: Keith in Honolulu, Barbara in Santa Fe, and Mark in Seattle.

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Here is his author's page at OpEdNews, and I encourage you to read his series on Machiavelli and his insights as they apply to today's politics. He was delighted with this series, and had nothing but high praise for OpEdNews, its Founder Rob Kall, the many authors and the many readers who commented on his articles. In private conversations, he lauded the "open minded egalitarian dialogues made possible by OpEdNews."

He was also very keen on the concept of using Machiavelli's insights as analytical tools, and insisted on hoping that people would see Machiavelli analytically and fr more clearly, rather than just accepting how a couple of generations of editors portrayed him, as some kind of diabolical harbinger of political usurpation, as Evil incarnate, and as the ostensible cause for all kinds of despotic regimes and monsters like Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, etc.

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