Richard died last night of pancreatic cancer. He had suffered with that for three years. He was a dear personal friend and until his last illness wrote often for SST. pl
I very sorry to hear that. Richard’s anecdotes, and general thoughts, were always interesting and enlightening. It was always a pleasure to see a post of his appear.
My deepest condolences on the loss of your friend. One of his pieces he wrote here at SST has even greater merit today in this climate of ‘fear’ that has encompassed the globe.
Scared to Death: the Dominion of Fear in Politics
May he Rest In Peace.
Rest in peace, Richard Sale.
I read and enjoyed many of his writings.
Thank you for having introduced him to your readers, Col. Lang
I’m very sorry to hear this news. Richard’s writings on SST were always enjoyably and frequently profound. My condolences Colonel, you were fortunate to have such a friend.
Very sorry to hear this, he was well liked.
Even though I’m banned I especially enjoyed reading Mr Sale’s posts. Fair winds.
I regret very much learning of Mr. Sale’s death.
I recall his rumminative essays and observation on this forum.
His was a view point that I would not have been able to find anywhere else but here.
Every death diminishes me…
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your close friend.
I am so sorry to hear this. I always read his posts with care…the way they were written. My condolences to you as his friend.
So sorry to learn about the passing of Richard. My sincere sympathies to Colonel Lang for the loss of his dear friend as well as to his family. Always looked forward to read his posts even the reruns of some posts ( his experiences in Iran were very informative).
May he Rest in Peace.
All on SST
I have been a long-time reader and occasional commenter. I send my condolences to all here who knew him personally. I valued his comments and reflections on the various topics he shared with us.
I am so very, very sorry to read this news. I loved reading Richard’s columns for SST.
I always read one of his essays when I saw it come out. He will be missed as a man who thought deeply about things.
My condolence. I didn’t always agree with him but I respected his honesty and genuine writing. He is missed.
Pancreatic cancer is rough. Since the average life expectancy is 4-8 months unless you are lucky enough to catch it early, have good genes, or a fabulous doctor… that he lived 3 years with it is amazing. One of my classmates from high school died from pancreatic cancer over 3 years ago, about 6 months after her diagnosis. She was 59.
I always enjoyed Richard’s contributions. An old school gentleman of a bygone era of journalism. So sorry to hear about his passing, and my condolences on the loss of a dear friend.
Rest in peace, Richard.
Same thing took my father 10 years ago. He made it 13 months in a gallant, grueling fight. Three years with that disease is a crucible unlike any other that I could imagine. I always enjoyed Mr. Sale’s writing. It came from a place of intense and profound experience, and his strong principles were always something to admire. May he rest in peace and may his family and friends find solace in his freedom from the suffering.
Rest in peace.
Sorry about your friend, Sir.
This is sad news indeed. Richard was a fine writer and his fine soul showed in his writings. He will be missed and, more importantly, fondly remembered through his writings.
My condolences, Sir.
I will miss his contributions to SST. Rest in peace.
The closing paragraphs of Mr. Sale’s “Age of Intolerance” are beautiful, prescient and eloquent. Rest well Mr. Sale.
Rest in peace, Richard Sale.
I am sorry for the loss of your friend. Thank you for sharing your reverence for his life, his valiant struggles and his esteemed contributions.
My condolences to Richard’s family and friends.
I’m sorry to hear that Mr. Sale has passed. I enjoyed his writings and insight which he gratefully shared with us.
Another Richard, rock’n’roll legend Little Richard just passed too.
Sad news. I valued his writings and will miss his contributions.
My condolences to all pilgrims.
My condolences on the loss of your dear friend.
He will be missed, whenever he wrote here it was interesting and eloquent. Rest in peace good sir.
Saddened with the passing of Richard Sale, my condolences. I will miss him.
Like ‘walrus’, I didn’t always agree with Richard Sale, but he was a sane and civilised voice from whom I learnt much. Condolences.
So sorry to hear this sad news. Richard’s contributions to the Committee will be missed. Rest in peace, good sir.
I had the privilege of knowing Richard since the 1980s when he did groundbreaking work for UPI on KGB penetration of the Mossad. It was in the context of the Pollard affair. We had many occasions to speak by phone and had a number of face-to-face meetings when he moved to Connecticut and was still writing excellent material on the Middle East. His book on the Kosovo War was groundbreaking. He was a wonderful journalist, a grand story-teller, a delightful drinking partner and an all around fine human being. He will be sorely missed. I had hoped to see him in North Carolina during my travels but the COVID-19 short-circuited a number of plans. I regret not having a final chance to sit with him face to face.
My condolences also.
Enjoyed his observational
Commentaries. Was gracious
Many times to reply to my
Really enjoyed his writings. Rest in peace Richard.
Im sorry to hear about Mr. Sale. He wrote exceedingly well. My condolences, Sir.
May he rest in peace.
What impressed me most about Mr. Sales writing was the strength of his moral character. No matter who or what he wrote about he3 never wavered in his moral strength. Sorry to hear he’s gone.
He and his lucid writing will be missed. My sympathies to his family.
Reading his autobiographical pieces over the years, I thought his life was worthy of a movie or TV series.
President Trump says Hollywood ain’t what it used to be. Mr. Sale revealed it probably wasn’t what we thought.
‘The Athenaeum’ (the “club house” adjacent to this saloon) has some of my favorite works of his.
R.I.P & thank you Mr. Sale,
Very sad to hear this, and that he suffered with this disease, I will reread some of my favorite posts of his and discover others that I have missed over the years. He is missed.
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. I value Richard Sale´ articles highly. RIP.
I am sorry you have lost a friend. His was strong writing. This piece stayed with me and I went back and found it –
I had a relative in construction who got out fast at that time. Only just fast enough. Mr Sale’s piece helped understand the deep background. I think he saw things clearly and related them clearly also.
the time had come for him to set out on his journey westward
(as I read it)
RIP good friend, some of us will follow soon.
Richard you will be missed, Rest in peace.
I’m sorry for the loss of your friend.
His warm posts were always humane and thought provoking. The world is a little bit duller and less self-aware with his passing. He is at peace.
A fine journalist of the old school, an honest & open soul. All the best to his family.
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