Leonard Peikoff on John Lewis

I mourn the death of John Lewis. John was a dedicated, courageous, and truly happy man. He loved his work, at which he became expert–his wife–and his life. He always signed his email: Cheers!

John waged a heroic battle against cancer, never giving up, always focusing on trying to achieve a recovery in the future. When told a little while ago that it was the end and he had only several months, he wrote me words to the effect of: I am not concerned about death, which I will never know, but about life, which I intend to go ahead and live as long as I can.

At the end of his email he said how eager he was to read my forthcoming book. Of course, I sent him a copy of the manuscript.

I have met many people who claim to embody Ayn Rand’s “benevolent universe” premise. John Lewis certainly did.