Albert Hirschman to Ursula Hirschmann: “Sartre, Lévi-Strauss, Foucault are ‘maitres à penser’. Eugenio was actually the opposite: a constant critic, questioner, stimulator. That he was homme d’action and penseur critique at the same time was maybe his special trait […]. Maybe you should change the title here to ‘Pensatore critico e uomo d’azione’ ”. (New York, early 70s). Albert Hirschman on Eugenio Colorni and his friends in 1937-38 Trieste: The “[…] combination [they had] of participation in public affairs with intellectual openness seems to me the ideal microfaundation of a democratic politics”. (Laurea Honoris Causa, Torino, November 12th, 1987). Albert Hirschman to Nicoletta Stame and Luca Meldolesi: “Sono grato a voi che rinnovate l’amicizia con Eugenio Colorni” (Princeton, May 2004).