Yesterday, I found out that one of my favourite authors, the anthropologist David Graeber had died suddenly, unexpectedly and too soon, the day before.
I am gutted. Not just because I was looking forward to learning from him for a lot longer, but because he also seemed to be such an entirely admirable person. Intelligent, articulate, active, radical. As an anarchist, highly critical of human institutions. As an anarchist and anthropologist, utterly fond of human beings.
Some well-known people give mankind a good name. For me, David Graeber was one of them.