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PostRemembering Bill Ratliff; Bill in *Hoover Digest* (Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 04/17/14 3:39 am)
John, I was shocked to learn about Bill Ratliff's passing! He was a dear friend who personally asked me to join WAIS. Back in the 1990s, we had teamed up to discuss and debate Cuba-related issues both on radio and TV. He was a generous soul, an intrepid traveler, a gentleman and a scholar. His death is a personal loss that deeply saddens me.
This op-ed in the Hoover Digest, "Taiwan's Voice of Experience," might be Bill's last official publication:
JE comments: A discussion of the above would be a fitting tribute to Bill Ratliff. Francisco Wong-Díaz reflects the views of us all: Bill was a generous soul, an intrepid traveler, a gentleman and a scholar. And his work ethic is an example we can only aspire to.
An administrative note: Francisco Wong-Díaz told me off-Forum that he hasn't been receiving WAIS e-mails for the last two weeks. David Duggan, another Hotmail user, had a similar problem from April 6th until a few days ago. I'll ask Roman Zhovtulya to investigate. For now--if you are a Hotmail customer, and have had your WAIS mail blocked, please let me know. (Of course, this is assuming that you are reading this through our public website.)