Jacob Charles Wilson

✓✓ Read Receipts: The death of John Berger

On the 31st of December one extra second was added to Coordinated Universal Time. This resulted in a number of vital systems breaking as 2016 lingered on ever so slightly longer than they expected. It seemed the year wouldn’t relent.

On the 2nd of January I was reminded of the unwavering passage of time by the death of John Berger, who as an art historian, a writer, and a communist felt particularly close to me—more so than many of the losses of 2016. I wrote my own short piece on him, and predictably, this week’s Read Receipts include a collection of eulogies to Berger, along with some of his writing.