“Amos Elon, an Israeli essayist and author who examined his society’s flaws and myths, explored some of its greatest figures and became for many years its most renowned public intellectual, died Monday in Italy, where he had made his home since 2004. He was 84 [Note: Age corrected from NYTimes article].
His wife, Beth, said the cause was leukemia.” Read the full story at CNN.com.
Elon was also a correspondent on European and American affairs for Haaretz. To read the story on Haaretz.com, click here.