He died yesterday at the age of 82...



He was a Maxrist and one of two black critical theorists I most admire (the other being the almost unknown James Snead, who died just at the moment his young star was rising in 1989). Hall, who in a sense was the Althusser of black critical theory (he had a deep understanding of ideology), helped found one of the most important leftist journals of his generation (New Left Review), and had a mind that seemed to retain its powers has he aged and as his health worsened...