Alan is an author and curator currently teaching at New York University. His publications include: Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities (2003); Britain: Modern Architectures in History (2007); and, most recently, Aldington, Craig and Collinge (2009).
Alex is senior lecturer in geography education, and course leader for PGCE Geography, at University College London.
Alexander Adams is a painter, poet and critic. He writes for the Art Newspaper, the Financial Times, the Jackdaw and other publications. He is the author, most recently, of On Dead Mountain (2015).
Anil is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex and co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. He's also editor-in-chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness and author of 30-Second Brain (2014).
Anthony is a British writer and former editor of The Economist. He the author of The Dream of Reason (2000) and The Dream of Enlightenment (2016).
Anthony is professor of political science and history at the University of California, Los Angeles. His most recent books include The Enlightenment - and why it still matters (2013), and The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present (2015).
Arlie is professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the author of many books, most recently of Amazon(UK)Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press, 2016).
As well as being the editor of spiked, Brendan is also a columnist for the Big Issue and Reason. He writes widely for a variety of other publications, including the Telegraph, the Spectator and the Australian. He is the author, most recently, of A Duty to Offend: Selected Essays (2015).
Camille is an academic, cultural critic and the author of several books, including: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990); and, most recently, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars (2012).
Charles is a libertarian political scientist and a columnist. He is the author of many books, including: Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950–1980 (1984); and, most recently, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission (2015).
Charles is a philosopher and professor emeritus at McGill University. He is the author of many books, including Hegel (1975), Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity (1989), Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition (1994) and A Secular Age (2007).
Chris is a lecturer in politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, and a fellow in politics at Queens' College, Cambridge. He is the author, most recently, of The European Union: A Citizen's Guide.
Christopher is a writer and critic. He is the author of several books, including: Sean Connery: The Measure of a Man (2010); and 1965: The Year Modern Britain Was Born (2015).
Christopher is director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Cordelia is an associate professor at the Melbourne Business School, senior honorary research fellow at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and the author of Delusions of Gender (2010) and Testosterone Rex (2017).
Costica is associate professor of humanities at Texas Tech University and honorary research associate professor of philosophy at University of Queensland, Australia. He is the religion/comparative studies editor for the LA Review of Books, and the author, most recently, of Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers (2015).
Simon Critchley is a philosopher. He teaches at the New School in New York. And Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in New York City. She teaches at Eugene Lang College and New York University.
Daniel is professor of philosophy at Seattle University, as well as a member of the Catholics for Choice Board of Directors. His publications include co-authoring the book A Brief, Liberal, Catholic Defense of Abortion, University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Edward is the director of studies in English at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and the author of Shakespeare in Swahililand: Adventures with the Ever-Living Poet (2016).
Ella is staff writer at spiked. She also writes regularly for the Spectator and City AM.
Faisal is a reader in Modern South Asian History at St Anthony's College, University of Oxford. He is the author several books, including: Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (2013), and The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (2009).
Fiona is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at Queen Mary University of London.
Fiona is an actress and theatre and opera director. She has won the Olivier Award for Best Actress for Electra (1990) and Machinal (1994). She played Kate in The Taming of the Shrew(1987) and Richard in Richard II (1995).
Frank is a sociologist and commentator. He is the author of many books, including: Therapy Culture: Cultivating Vulnerability in an Uncertain Age (2003); and, most recently, Power of Reading: From Socrates to Twitter (2015).
Harry is professor of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He is an author of many books, most recently, Why Democracies Need Science (2017).
Helene is author of Reclaming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear and Just Another Ape?. Visit her website here.
James is a journalist and author of several books, including The European Union and the End of Politics, (ZER0 Books, 2013), and The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society: 1838-1956 (C Hurst &Co, 2016).
James is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of many books, including: 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2006); and, most recently, 1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (2015).
James is visiting professor at London South Bank University. Visit his website here.
Jed is the head of department and professor of English at The University of Georgia. He is the author of many books, including: Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth (2009); and, most recently, This Compost: Ecological Imperatives in American Poetry (2012).
Jennie is senior lecturer in sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University and an associate of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies. She is author, most recently, of Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict (2015) and The Sociology of Generations: New Directions and Challenges (2016).
Joanna is a lecturer in higher education at the University of Kent and the author of Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can't Be Bought. (Buy this book from Amazon(UK).)
Joel is a presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University in Orange, California, and executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism in Houston. He is the author, most recently, of The New Class Conflict (2014), and serves as executive editor of the website www.newgeography.com.
Johan is a journalist, writer and the author, most recently, of Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016).
John is an author and journalist. His recent publications include: Holy Orders (2013); Even the Dead (2015); and, most recently, The Blue Guitar (2015).
John is professor of politics at the University of Sydney and the WZB (Berlin). He’s the author of several books, including Tom Paine: A Political Life (1995; 2010); and The Life and Death of Democracy (2009).
Jon is a barrister based in London. He was shortlisted for the Legal Journalism prize at the Halsbury Legal Awards 2014. Follow him on Twitter: @JonHolb
Josie is founder of the Manifesto Club, which campaigns against the hyperregulation of everyday life and supports free movement across borders, free expression and free association.
Julian is a philosopher and the author of many books, including, most recently, Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will, published by Granta.
Laura is the author of Against Love: A Polemic, and Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation. Her next book, Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus, will be out in April from HarperCollins.
Marjorie is Professor Emerita of English at Stanford University and Florence R. Scott Professor of English Emerita at the University of Southern California. She is the author, most recently, of Poetics in a New Key: Interviews and Essays (2014).
Mary is an American essayist, novelist, and author of many books, including The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism (2010) and It's Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies (2016).
Mick is the author of There is No Such Thing as a Free Press… And We Need One More Than Ever (2012), and, most recently Trigger Warning: Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech? (2015).
Nancy is a writer based in New York.
Naomi is staff writer at spiked and co-author of The Parisians’ Guide to Cafés, Bars and Restaurants.
Norman works on innovation networks and is a co-author of Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation.
Olivier Roy is a French professor at the European University Institute in Florence. He is the author of several books including Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways, (2010); and, most recently, Jihad and Death, (2017).
Patrick is a columnist at spiked. He is the author of several books, including Conspicuous Compassion: Why Sometimes it Really is Cruel to be Kind (2004).
Paul is a historian and academic, who, from 2008 to 2014, was the AG Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including most recently Democracy: A Life, published by Oxford University Press. (Order this book from Amazon(UK)).
Phil is the author of The Imaginary Time Bomb: Why an Ageing Population Is Not a Social Problem, (2000), and Shake Up: How to Escape the Long Depression (forthcoming).
Remi is professor emeritus of Arabic and religious philosophy at the Sorbonne. He has written many books, including: Eccentric Culture: A Theory of Western Civilization (2009); and The Wisdom of the World: The Human Experience of the Universe in Western Thought (2004).
Richard is the centennial professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and professor of the humanities at New York University. He is the author of many books, including: The Fall of Public Man (1977); and, most recently, Together: The Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation (2012).
Roger is a philosopher, public commentator and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the British Academy. He is the author, most recently, of Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left (2015).
Roger is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick, and senior research fellow in the Ian Ramsey Centre, St Cross College, University of Oxford. His most recent book is Beyond Matter: Why Science Needs Metaphysics, Templeton Press, 2015.
Slavoj is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, and global distinguished professor of German at New York University. He has written many books including Welcome to the Desert of the Real (2002) and Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours (2016)
Steven is professor of politics and sociology at New York University. He is the author of many books, most recently, Moral Relativism (2008).
Sudhir is a fellow in politics at Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of several books, including most recently How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People (2015)
Susan is director of the Einstein Forum. She is the author of several books, including Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists (2008) and Why Grow Up? (2014).
Terri is a director of studies at the Fine Arts College Hampstead and author of Feminist Film Studies: A Teacher's Guide (2007).
Timandra is a writer, performer and author of Big Data: Does Size Matter? (2016).
Todd Gitlin is a sociologist, novelist and cultural commentator. His latest book is published by HarperCollins: Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street 2012.
Tom is a spiked columnist.
Vanessa is an associate professor in the faculty of social sciences at the University of Nottingham and author of Language Rights: From Free Speech to Linguistic Governance (2012).
Vincenzo is professor of modern history at the University of Turin. He is the author of many books, including: The Politics of Enlightenment. Constitutionalism, Republicanism, and the Rights of Man in Gaetano Filangieri (2012); and, most recently, The Enlightenment: History of an Idea (2015).
Wendy is a lawyer and writer. She is the author of several books, including: A Fearful Freedom: Women’s Flight from Equality (1990); I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional (1992); and Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU (2009).
Zygmunt was a sociologist and author of many books including Modernity and the Holocaust (1990); Liquid Modernity (2000); and Retrotopia (2017).