We are saddened to hear of the death of Chris Harman, author of A People’s History of the World. There is an announcement below from the SWP and an obituary online here by Alex Maass. An obituary from Alex Callinicos is here. And you can see the growing number of tributes to him here. See also the obituary by Michael Rosen in the Guardian. And a letter in response by Keith Flett.
Supporters and readers of Socialist Worker as well as socialists from around the world will be sad to hear the tragic news that Chris Harman died last night in Cairo where he was speaking.
Our condolences go out to Talat, his partner, his children and all his family and friends.
Chris Harman was a towering figure on the left in Britain and he made an immense theoretical and personal contribution to the Socialist Workers Party. He was editor of International Socialism Journal and
was previously the editor of Socialist Worker for over two decades.
He was also an influential and highly respected figure on the international left.
He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. We will let comrades know about the funeral as soon as we know any details.
There will be a full obituary in the next issue of Socialist Worker.
If you would like to send any messages of condolences please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure they are forwarded to Talat and his family.
The SWP Central Committee
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See Richard Seymour’s review of A People’s History of the World in the New Statesman.
See Chris talking at Marxism earlier this year on the crisis.
See Chris’s latest book Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx.
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 19TH: An obituary by John Molyneuz in today’s Independent.