Obituaries

Kurt Vonnegut

Despite a career as a playwright and essayist, it is as a novelist that Kurt Vonnegut will be most remembered. A social and moral critic, his writing held a mirror up to humanity and showed us all absurdity, the cruelty and plain insanity of the world. Any socialist worth their salt should read at least one, preferably all of his novels.

Stefan Piekarczyk

By August Grabski

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On 16 February 2006 Stefan Piekarczyk died of cancer in Warsaw. Stefan was a socialist, a Trotskyist, a translator and an economist.

He was born in 1955 and grew up in a Polish family in Glasgow and there he joined a British section of the Fourth International (FI) — the International Marxist Group.