Obituaries
obituaries

Obituaries

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.

31 August 2016

The underrated genius of Gene Wilder

He was the missing link between Sergeant Bilko and Seinfeld.