New Zealand has so few real intellectuals who are also genuinely good people, that it is a great shame when one dies too early.
At only 66 Roger Kerr should have had many more years of worthwhile constructive contribution to this country’s social and political debate, but sadly that is not to be.
The slave was in the same classes at school as Roger from the age of 12 to 17 so she is a tad subdued this weekend, spending her time muttering “too soon….too soon”.
But as the Great Cat tells us, Life is not fair, we just have to make the best of what we are given – and work to improve it.
Goodbye Roger, NZ is the poorer for your passing.