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Alan Powers

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).

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Alec Ryrie

Alec is a professor of theology and religion at the University of Durham. He is the author of The Origins of the Scottish Reformation (2006); Being Protestant in Reformation Britain (2013); and Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World (2017).

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Alex Standish

Alex is senior lecturer in geography education, and course leader for PGCE Geography, at University College London.

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Alexander Adams

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).

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Andrew Calcutt

Andrew is editor of Proof: Reading Journalism and Society. He is co-author, with Philip Hammond, of Journalism Studies: A Critical Introduction, published by Routledge. Buy this book from Amazon(UK).

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Anil Seth

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).

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Anthony Gottlieb

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).

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Anthony Pagden

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).

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Arlie Hochschild

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).

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Arthur Herman

Arthur is the author of eight books, including How the Scots Invented the Modern World, (2001); Gandhi and Churchill, (2008); and The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, (2013).

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Boris Dralyuk

Boris is a literary translator and the executive editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the author of Western Crime Fiction Goes East (2012); the translator of Isaac Babel’s Red Cavalry (2015) and Odessa Stories (2016); and the editor of 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution (2016).

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Brendan O'Neill

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).

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Camille Paglia

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).

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Catherine Merridale

Catherine is an award-winning writer and historian, and the author of several books, including: Ivan's War (2006); The Red Fortress (2013); and, most recently, Lenin on the Train (2016).

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Charles Murray

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).

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Charles Taylor

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).

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Chris Bickerton

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.

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Christopher Bray

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).

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Christopher Snowdon

Christopher is director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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Claire Fox

Claire is the director and founder of the Institute of Ideas, and the author of I Find That Offensive (2016).

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Cordelia Fine

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).

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Costica Bradatan

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).

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Critchley & Webster

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.

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Daniel A Dombrowski

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.

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Daniel Ben-Ami

Daniel's latest book, Ferraris For All: In Defence of Economic Progress, is published by Policy Press. (Buy this book from Amazon (UK).) Visit his website here.

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Derek Turner

Derek is the author of the novels A Modern Journey and, most recently, Displacement.

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Dolan Cummings

Dolan is a writer based in London. He is the author of That Existential Leap: A Crime Story, published by Zero Books (2017).

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Dr Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael is a retired GP, and the author of MMR and Autism: What Parents Need to Know (buy this book from Amazon(UK)) and Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion (buy this book from Amazon(UK))

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Edgar Jones

Edgar is a professor in the history of medicine and psychiatry at King's College London. He is the author of Shell Shock to PTSD: Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf War, (2005).

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Edward Wilson-Lee

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).

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Ella Whelan

Ella is assistant editor at spiked.

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Faisal Devji

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).

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Fiona McEwen

Fiona is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at Queen Mary University of London.

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Fiona Shaw

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).

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Frank Furedi

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).

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Frankie Gaffney

Frankie is a writer. His debut novel Dublin Seven was published by Liberties Press in 2016.

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Harry Collins

Harry is professor of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He is an author of many books, most recently, Why Democracies Need Science (2017).

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Helene Guldberg

Helene is author of Reclaming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear and Just Another Ape?. Visit her website here.

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James Heartfield

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).

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James L Nolan, Jr

James is professor of sociology at Williams College, Massachusetts. He is the author of many books, including The Therapeutic State: Justifying Government at Century's End (1998), and most recently What They Saw in America: Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G. K. Chesterton, and Sayyid Qutb (2016).

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James Shapiro

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).

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James Woudhuysen

James is visiting professor at London South Bank University. Visit his website here.

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Jason D Hill

Jason is professor of philosophy at De Paul University. He is the author, most recently, of Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What It Means to Be a Human Being in the New Millennium

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Jed Rasula

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).

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Jennie Bristow

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).

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Joanna Williams

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).)

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Joel Kotkin

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.

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Johan Norberg

Johan is a journalist, writer and the author, most recently, of Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016).

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John Banville

John is an author and journalist. His recent publications include: Holy Orders (2013); Even the Dead (2015); and, most recently, The Blue Guitar (2015).

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John Carey

John is a British literary critic. He is the author of many books, most recently, The Essential Paradise Lost, published by Faber & Faber. (Buy this book from Amazon(UK)).

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John Keane

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).

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Jon Holbrook

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

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Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan is professor of ethical leadership at New York University and author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. His forthcoming book, Misguided Minds: How Three Bad Ideas Are Leading Young People, Universities, and Democracies Toward Failure, will be published by Penguin Press in July 2018.

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Josie Appleton

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.

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Julian Baggini

Julian is a philosopher and the author of many books, including, most recently, Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will, published by Granta.

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Laura Kipnis

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.

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Leigh Phillips

Leigh is a journalist and author. His most recent book is Austerity Ecology and the Collapse-porn Addicts: A defence of growth, progress, industry and stuff, (2015)

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Marjorie Perloff

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).

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Mark Aldulaimi

Mark is a writer and reviewer based in London.

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Mark Lilla

Mark is a journalist and professor of humanities at Columbia University. He is the author, most recently, of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.

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Mary Eberstadt

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).

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Matt Ridley

Matt is a journalist and an author of many books, including The Rational Optimist (2010) and The Evolution of Everything: How Ideas Emerge (2015).

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Matthew Collings

Matthew is an artist, author and critic. He is currently working on Biggs & Collings with Emma Biggs.

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Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding was a lecturer at the University of Sydney, and is the author of fiction and non-fiction, including Growing Wild (2016) and,Mi most recently, of In the Valley of the Weed (2017).

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Nancy McDermott

Nancy is a writer based in New York.

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Naomi Firsht

Naomi is staff writer at spiked and co-author of The Parisians’ Guide to Cafés, Bars and Restaurants.

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Neil Davidson

Neil is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of several books, including Discovering the Scottish Revolution, 1692-1746 (2003); and How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?, (2012).

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Norman Lewis

Norman works on innovation networks and is a co-author of Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation.

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Olivier Roy

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).

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Patrick Allitt

Patrick is Cahoon family professor of American history at Emory University. He is the author of several books including most recently A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism, (2014).

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Patrick West

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).

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Paul Cartledge

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)).

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Peter Thompson

Peter is a reader emeritus at the University of Sheffield, and the former director of the Centre for Ernst Bloch Studies. He is the author of The Crisis of the German Left (2006), and he co-edited The Privatisation of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia (2013).

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Phil Mullan

Phil is the author of The Imaginary Time Bomb: Why an Ageing Population Is Not a Social Problem, (2000), Shake Up: How to Escape the Long Depressionand Creative Destruction: How to Start an Economic Renaissance (2017).

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Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit is LS Rockefeller professor of politics and human values at Princeton University. He is author of many books, including Republicanism (1997); On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy (2012); and Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World (2014).

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Remi Brague

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).

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Richard Sennett

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).

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Robert Christgau

Robert is a music journalist and author. He has written many books, most recently, Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man (2015).

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Rod Dreher

Rod is senior editor at The American Conservative. He is the author of many books, including Crunchy Cons (2006), The Little Way of Ruthie Leming (2013), How Dante Can Save Your Life (2015), and The Benedict Option (2017).

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Roger Scruton

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).

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Roger Trigg

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.

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Ronald Aronson

Ronald is professor emeritus at Wayne State University. He is the author of Camus and Sartre (2004); Living Without God (2008); and, most recently, We: Reviving Social Hope (2017).

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Sean Collins

Sean is a writer based in New York. Visit his blog, The American Situation.

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Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila is an honorary professor at the University of Sydney, and distinguished service professor emerita at at the University of Chicago. She is the author of many books, including The Russian Revolution, (1982); and On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics, (2015)

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Slavoj Zizek

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)

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Steve Bremner

Steve is a writer based in London.

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Steven Lukes

Steven is professor of politics and sociology at New York University. He is the author of many books, most recently, Moral Relativism (2008).

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Sudhir Hazareesingh

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)

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Susan Neiman

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).

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Susan Weissman

Susan is a professor of politics at St Mary's College of California. She sits on the editorial boards of Critique and Against the Current, and is the author of Victor Serge: A Political Biography, (2014).

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Terri Murray

Terri is a director of studies at the Fine Arts College Hampstead and author of Feminist Film Studies: A Teacher's Guide (2007).

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Thom and Heartfield

Maren Thom is a writer based in London. James Heartfield is the author, most recently, of The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (2016).

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Tim Black

Tim is a writer based in London.

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Timandra Harkness

Timandra is a writer, performer and author of Big Data: Does Size Matter? (2016).

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Todd Gitlin

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.

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Tom Bailey

Tom is a spiked columnist.

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Tom Slater

Tom joined the spiked team in September 2013. He also runs our Down with Campus Censorship! campaign and the Free Speech University Rankings. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Slater_

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Vanessa Pupavac

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).

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Vincent Descombes

Vincent is a philosopher and professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is the author of Modern French Philosophy (1980); Proust: Philosophy of the Novel (1992); and, most recently, Puzzling Identities (2016).

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Vincenzo Ferrone

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).

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Wendy Kaminer

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).

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Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt was a sociologist and author of many books including Modernity and the Holocaust (1990); Liquid Modernity (2000); and Retrotopia (2017).

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