Obituaries
obituaries

Obituaries

9 February 2017

Hans Rosling: humanism by numbers

The Swedish statistician was a powerful antidote to our Malthusian times.

25 January 2017

John Berger’s ways of seeing

The art critic and the search for meaning.

13 January 2017

Graham Taylor: a decent man out of time

Football's new fans couldn't stand what Taylor represented.

10 January 2017

RIP Zygmunt Bauman

The energetic doubter of modernity has died.

14 December 2016

A Syrian defender of enlightenment

Remembering the great philosopher, Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm.

11 December 2016

AA Gill and the right to offend

Gill was a great ambassador for the messy, wonderful freedom of the press.

26 November 2016

Fidel Castro: a tragic Cold War figure

How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.

12 November 2016

My Leonard Cohen

His songs inspired me to try to make something of my life.

11 November 2016

Leonard Cohen: yearning for transcendence

Cohen wasn’t the godfather of gloom; his music lifts you up.

31 October 2016

Remembering Helen Reece

Luke Gittos pays tribute to an intellectual inspiration.