The Editorial Board of Revolutionary History greets Bill Hunter on the occasion of the meeting to mark his 90th birthday.
Bill is probably today the longest-lived comrade with such a long active record in the Trotskyist movement. He remains an important connection with our collective past, from which we all have to learn, continuously.
He contributed generously from his recollections, to the history of Trotskyism in Britain written by the founders of Revolutionary History – Al Richardson and Sam Bornstein. Many of the things we know, could not have come from anybody else.
The first volume of Bill’s memoirs, and his book “They knew why they fought” are essential reading for anybody who wants to understand the history of our movement. His website also provides access to copies of the Socialist Appeal not easily available elsewhere. We continue to look forward to Bill’s second volume of memoirs.
We would like to offer to Bill our assistance in assembling a selection of his writings for inclusion in ETOL (The Encyclopedia of Trotskyism Online), the Trotskyism section of the Marxists Internet Archive.
As Trotsky himself said, “Growing older is the most surprising thing that happens to a man.” When that surprise eventually comes to you Bill, let it not be an unpleasant one. We salute the many contributions you have made to our movement.”