Aaron Swartz died one year ago today

January 11, 2014
Aaron Swartz
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He will be remembered for his political activism, but one of the more insignificant causes he took up was the Monkey Cage; he was one of our boosters in our early days, long before we came to The Post, or indeed had many readers at all. He was also a dear friend, and one of the kindest, sweetest people I’ve ever met. He is greatly missed.

By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.

— A.E. Housman

Henry Farrell is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy.
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