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Discourse Report: The Death of Colin Powell

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Colin Powell’s family announced his passing on Monday, saying the former Secretary of State died from complications of COVID-19.

The conversation following his death is not easily broken down into left and right, so here’s a summary of the prevailing narratives.


Powell’s legacy

To some, Powell was a man of integrity.

To others, he was a war criminal.

To still others, he should be remembered as both.


Circumstances of Powell’s death

Some are discussing that he died while fully vaccinated

…while others are talking about his battle with blood cancer, which compromised his immune system. 

Anna Tyger and Sofia Sedergren-Booker October 18, 2021