Now we learn that Silber's health has taken a serious turn for the worse – a heart problem that struck him down in the street, and will require medication to keep it safely regulated. You can read about the incident here, where Silber – writing just after his return from emergency hospitaliztion – displays the same brio and spirit that he habitually brings to his essays.
But brio and spirit won't pay the rent, or buy medicine – or feed cats. And the heart problem only adds to the prospect of total financial ruin that confronts Silber month after month – even as he keeps turning out essay after essay of genuine importance. As we have often said here before, his is a voice too valuable for us to lose, while we still have it. I know these are hard times, but if you have any spare cash at all, I would urge you to visit his site and drop something in the tip jar.
Consider it an investment in the possibility of a better world.