“The anthropologist David Graeber is the best of his generation” (Maurice Bloch)
David Graeber was an anthropologist, writer, intellectual, and free theorist with a strong resonance in science and philosophy. Graeber, well known for his anarchist ideas and democratic positions, supported the world’s liberation movements, particularly the revolution in North and Eastern Syria, an area he visited several times. As a teacher, he thought of and struggled to develop an alternative ways of education, and because we shared ideas in this area, his vision was close to that of our education system. Last year, David Graeber was hosted by the University of Rojava at an educational forum entitled “Education modules, free universities and democracy”, where he shared his views in and ideas in a much applauded speech, enriching the symposium’s themes. Graeber was an American citizen who has strived vigorously in academia and science to disseminate his democratic ideas. As an academic to this day, Graeber has published his research and ideas in numerous important works and disseminated his ideas around the world.
We feel deep sorrow to hear about David Graeber’s death. With his passing we have lost an outstanding academician. On this sad occasion, the administration body of Rojava University offers its deepest condolences to the bereaved family, scientific community and friends in the fields of science and philosophy. May his soul rest in peace.