RIP Chris Harman

Some saddening news out of Cairo, Chris Harman has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Despite personally having no affiliation with his SWP, this is a great loss to Socialists everywhere.

I finished Zombie Capitalism only last week and it taught me more about Marxism than my undergraduate degree ever did. His People’s History of the World is a heavly thumbed reference volume on my shelf.

Sadly I never heard him speak in person but I have an mp3 somewhere of a talk given a year or two ago, I will see if I can get it up here.

There is little firther to add – I only knew his work and not the man – however, I would like to say his contribution to public life and his writings will be sorely missed.

More at Luna17, A Very Public Sociologist, The Third Estate and Lenin’s Tomb.