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Craig John Murray (born 17-Oct-1958) is a British author, human rights campaigner, journalist, and former diplomat for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Between 2002 and 2004, he was the British ambassador to Uzbekistan during which time he exposed the violations of human rights in Uzbekistan...

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi (13-Oct-1958 to 2-Oct-2018) was a Saudi Arabian journalist, dissident, author, columnist for The Washington Post, and a general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel who was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the...

Jacques Lacan (13-Apr-1901 to 9-Sept-1984) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Lacan’s work has marked the French and international intellectual landscape, having made a significant impact on continental philosophy and cultural theory in areas such as...

Hunter Stockton Thompson (18-Jul-1937 to 20-Feb-2005) was an American journalist and author who founded the gonzo journalism movement. He rose to prominence with the publication of Hell's Angels, a book for which he spent a year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle club to...

Herodotus (c.484 to c.425 BC) was an ancient Greek writer, geographer and historian born in the Greek city of Halicarnassus, part of the Persian Empire (now Bodrum, Turkey). He is known for having written the Histories – a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars. Herodotus...

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, better known as Gore Vidal (3-Oct-1925 to 31-Jul-2021) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, erudition, and patrician manner. Vidal was bisexual, and in his novels and essays interrogated the social and cultural sexual norms he perceived...

James Baldwin (2-Aug-1924 to 1-Dec-1987) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century. James Baldwin Wikipedia ...

Jean Baudrillard (27-Jul-1929 to 6-Mar-2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist. He is best known for his analyses of media, contemporary culture, and technological communication, as well as his formulation of concepts such as simulation and hyperreality. Among his best known works are Seduction...

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the...

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, (22-Jan-1561 to 9-Apr-1626) also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are seen as developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific...

Sigmund Freud (6-May-1856 to 23-Sept-1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire. Sigmund...

Uncle Fester is the nom de plume of Steve Preisler, American industrial chemist, maverick counter-cultural icon and author of such books as Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture, and Silent Death. Preisler gained underground fame after publishing Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture in the early 1980s. He says that he got the...

Aleister Crowley (12-Oct-1875 to 1-Dec-1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century. Aleister Crowley Wikipedia ...

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29-May-1874 to 14-Jun-1936) was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox". Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him...

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15-Oct-1844 to 25-Aug-1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, writer, and philologist whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. Friedrich Nietzsche Wikipedia ...

Douglas Adams (11-Mar-1952 to 11-May-2001) was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio play and became a series of novels, TV shows and movies. Douglas Adams Wikipedia ...

Georges Bataille (10-Sept-1897 to 9-Jul-1962) was a French philosopher and intellectual working in philosophy, literature, sociology, anthropology, consumerism, and history of art. His writing, which included essays, novels, and poetry, explored such subjects as erotism, mysticism, surrealism, and transgression. Georges Bataille Wikipedia ...

Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell (25-Jun-1903 to 21-Jan-1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, total opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. George Orwell Wikipedia ...

Franz Kafka (3-Jul-1883 to 3-Jun-1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic. Franz Kafa Wikipedia ...

Frederick Douglass (1818 to 20-Feb-1985) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Frederick Douglass...

Karl Marx (5-May-1818 to 14-Mar-1883) was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Born in Trier, Germany, Marx studied law and philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Berlin. Karl Marx Wikipedia ...

Iain McGilchrist (born 1953) is a psychiatrist, writer, and former Oxford literary scholar. McGilchrist came to prominence after the publication of his book The Master and His Emissary, subtitled The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. Iain McGilchrist Wikipedia ...

Julian Jaynes (27-Feb-1920 to 21-Nov-1997) was an American researcher in psychology at Yale and Princeton for nearly 25 years and best known for his 1976 book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Julian Jaynes Wikipedia ...

Robert Sapolsky (born 6-Apr-1957) is an American neuroendocrinology researcher and author. He is currently a professor of biology, and professor of neurology and neurological sciences and, by courtesy, neurosurgery, at Stanford University. In addition, he is a research associate at the National Museums of Kenya. Robert Sapolsky...

Nikola Tesla (10-Jul-1856 to 7-Jan-1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Nikola Tesla Wikipedia ...

Herbert Marshall McLuhan (21-Jul-1911 to 31-Dec-1980) was a Canadian philosopher, whose work is among the cornerstones of the study of media theory. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, McLuhan studied at the University of Manitoba and the University of Cambridge. Marshall McLuhan Wikipedia ...

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26-Jul-1894 to 22-Nov-1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly fifty books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with an undergraduate degree in...

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (11-Dec-1918 to 3-Aug-2008) was a Russian novelist, philosopher, historian, short story writer, and political prisoner. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature", and The Gulag Archipelago...

Charles Robert Darwin (12-Feb-1809 to 19-Apr-1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended from common ancestors is now widely accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science.   Charles...

Albert Einstein (14-Mar-1879 to 18-Apr-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of...

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (20-Oct-1854 to 10-Nov-1891) was a French poet known for his transgressive and surreal themes, and his influence on modern literature and arts, prefiguring surrealism. Arthur Rimbaud Wikipedia ...

Albert Camus (7-Nov-1913 to 4-Jan-1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The...

Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac, known as Jack Kerouac (12-Mar-1922 to 21-Oct-1969) was an American novelist and poet of French Canadian ancestry, who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation. See jackkerouac.org website. Jack Kerouac Wikipedia  ...

Bertrand Russell 3rd Earl Russell OM FRS (18-May-1872 to 2-Feb-1970) was a British polymath. As an academic, he worked in philosophy, mathematics, and logic. Bertrand Russell Wikipedia...

Matthew Rosenfeld (Moxie Marlinspike) is an American entrepreneur, cryptographer, and computer security researcher. Marlinspike is the creator of Signal, co-founder of the Signal Foundation, and serves as the CEO of Signal Messenger LLC....

Josiah Zayner (8-Feb-1981) is a biohacker, artist, and scientist best known for his self-experimentation and his work making hands-on genetic engineering accessible to a lay audience, including CRISPR. Josiah Zayner Wikipedia See "Meet Josiah Zayner - America's Most Censored Person" article by Matt Taibbi. Josiah Zayner is a poo...

Yanis Varoufakis (24-Mar-1961) is a Greek-Australian economist and politician. A former academic, he has been Secretary-General of MeRA25, a left-wing political party, since he founded it in 2018. A former member of Syriza, he served as Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015....

Gabor Maté (6-Jan-1944) is a Hungarian-Canadian physician with a background in drug addiction frontline , childhood development and trauma. Author of several bestsellers. See drgabormate.com website....

Stephen Fry (24-Aug-1957) is an English actor, broadcaster, comedian, director and writer. He first came to prominence in the 1980s as one half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, alongside Hugh Laurie, with the two starring in A Bit of Fry & Laurie...

Slavoj Žižek (21-Mar-1949) is a Slovenian philosopher, a researcher at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. See Zizek utm.edu homepage....

Hamilton Morris (14-Apr-1987) is an Americanresearch chemist, journalist, documentarian. He is the creator and director of the excellent television series Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, in which he investigates the chemistry, history, and cultural impact of various psychoactive drugs....

Lorraine Hansberry (19-May-1930 to 12-Jan-1965) was a playwright and writer. She was the first African-American female author to have a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play A Raisin in the Sun, highlights the lives of Black Americans living under racial segregation in...

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, known professionally as Nina Simone (21-Feb-1933 to 21-Apr-2003), was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Seminal American singer, songwriter, musician,...

Alexander "Sasha" Theodore Shulgin (17-Jun-1925 to 2-Jun-2014) was an American medicinal chemist, biochemist, organic chemist, pharmacologist, psychopharmacologist, and author. He was the chemist responsible for the first synthesis of MDMA. Alexander Shulgin Wikipedia ...

Perry Fellwock (born 1947) is a former National Security Agency analyst and whistleblower who revealed the existence of the NSA and its worldwide covert surveillance network in an interview, using the pseudonym Winslow Peck, with Ramparts in 1971. Perry Fellwock Wikipedia The existence the NSA was revealed...

Terry Albury (1985ish-) is an FBI Whistleblower and former espionage specialist. He acted in the public interest The FBI’s Secret Rules as detailed in The Intercept article....

In 2013, Montreal lawyer Robert Tibbo helped whistleblower Edward Snowden hide out with refugee families in Hong Kong and successfully release his documents to the world. A respected lawyer who has worked for 30 years to defend refugee rights in Hong Kong, Mr. Tibbo was...

Stephen Wolfram (29-Aug-1959) is a British-American computer scientist, physicist, and businessman. He is known for his work in computer science, mathematics, and in theoretical physics. In 2012, he was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Stephen Wolfram Wikipedia Stephen Wolfram Writings home page....

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13-Apr-1949 to 15-Dec-2011) was an English-American author, journalist, orator, and columnist. He wrote, co-wrote, edited or co-edited over 30 books, including five of essays on culture, politics, and literature. Christopher Hitchens Wikipedia   ...

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was an American poet, playwright and conscientious objector @ bactra.org   Conscientious Objector I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I hear him leading his horse out of the stall; I hear the clatter on the barn-floor. He is...

Carl Gustav Jung (26-Jul-1875 to 6-Jun-1962) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work has been influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, psychology and religious studies. Carl Jung Wikipedia ...

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to...

Charles Baudelaire (9-Apr-1821 to 31-Aug-1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist and art critic. His poems exhibit mastery in the handling of rhyme and rhythm, contain an exoticism inherited from Romantics, but are based on observations of real life. Baudelaire...

Charles Bukowski (16-Aug-1920 to 9-Mar-1994) was a prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. A cult hero, Bukowski relied on experience, emotion, and imagination in his work, using direct language and...

Martine Rothblatt (10-Oct-1954) is an American lawyer, author, espionage-entrepreneur, and transgender advocate. Rothblatt graduated from UCLA and QMC London, cultivating close links with American and British secret services while still at college. Career began in Washington DC, first in the field of communications satellite law,...

Angela Davis (26-Jan-1944) is a political activist, academic, and author, who has been highly involved in the civil rights movement in the U.S. She is well known for her work and influence on racial justice, women's rights, and criminal justice reform. Davis is a professor...

Howard Zinn (24-Aug-1922 to 27-Jan-2010) was an American historian, playwright, philosopher, socialist thinker and World War II veteran. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. His life’s work focused on a wide range...

William E B du Bois (23-Feb-1868 to 27-Aug-1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Du Bois, a scholar at the historically Black Atlanta University, established himself as a leading thinker on race and the plight of Black Americans....

Cornel West (2-Jun-1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, actor, and public intellectual. The grandson of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical...

Joseph Conrad (3-Dec-1857 to 3-Aug-1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he came to be regarded a master prose stylist who brought a non-English...

Hannah Arendt (14-Oct-1906 to 4-Dec-1975) was a humanist thinker who thought boldly and provocatively about our shared political and ethical world. Inspired  by philosophy, she warned against the political dangers of philosophy to abstract and obfuscate the plurality and reality of our shared world. She fiercely...

Robert Scheer (born 1936) is an independent, principled old-school American journalist who has written for Ramparts, the NPR, Truthdig, Scheerpost and other publications as well as having written many books. His column for Truthdig was nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate in publications such as The...

Abigail Suzanne "Abby" Martin (6-Sept-1984) is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist. She helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots and serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Abby Martin is best known for her...

Alexander Berenson (6-Jan-1973) is an American writer and journalist. He was a reporter for The New York Times and has authored several thriller novels and a book on corporate financial filings. His main role recently has been to write polemics against decriminalization of drugs and...

Jake Hanrahan (born 21-Jan-1990) is a British journalist, podcaster and documentary filmmaker. He reports on war and conflict, focusing on militia forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla warfare. Hanrahan is best known for his work covering the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a Kurdish militant group, in southeast Turkey....

Ryan Cristián is an outlier journalist, editor of The Last American Vagabond website, nexus antiestablishment content and livestream frontline video content. As a recent recipient of the Serena Shim Award For Uncompromising Integrity In Journalism, he understands that Americans want their news to be transparent,...

Whitney Webb is an American investigative journalist and gonzo reporter based in Chile. She publishes writing and researcher through unlimitedhangout.com and thelastamericanvagabond.com. Webb states her main interest is exposing criminal activities by intelligence, tech, surveillance and civil liberties institutions. LINKS Whitney Webb @ mronline.org Whitney Webb...

Glenn Greenwald (born 6-Mar-1967) is an American journalist, author, and lawyer. In 1996, he founded his own law firm, which concentrated on First Amendment litigation but quit to become a frontline investigative journalist. Greenwald has been responsible for some of the most impactful reportage of...

Jon Ronson (born 10-May-1967) is a British journalist, author and filmmaker whose works include Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats, So You Think You've Been Publicly Shamed and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming a...

Matt Taibbi (born 2-Mar-1970) is an American author, journalist, and podcaster. He has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, author of several books including the influential Hate Inc documenting the polarisation strategy gripping mainstream duopoly politics. Taibbi...

Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948–December 4, 1969) was an inspirational activist for the NAACP and the Black Panther Party. At age 21, Hampton was fatally shot alongside a fellow activist (FBI asset) during a bogus law enforcement raid. Hampton is one of the seminal figures in...

Robert F Kennedy (20th November 1925-6th June 1968) was the 42-year-old younger brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy. He served as Attorney General 1961–1964 and was elected to the Senate (D-NY) in 1964. At the time of his assassination, Sen. Kennedy had just won...

Anthony Russo (October 14, 1936–August 6, 2008) was an American researcher who assisted Daniel Ellsberg, his friend and former colleague at the RAND Corporation, in copying the Pentagon Papers. Anthony Russo was one of only four Americans charged under the Espionage Act 1917. Russo (with Daniel...

Thomas A Drake (born 1957) is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and a whistleblower. In 2010, the government alleged that Drake mishandled documents, one of the few such...

Dennis Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013. He ran for governor of Ohio in the 2018 election, losing in the primary to establishment neoliberal candidate Richard Cordray. From 1977 to 1979, Kucinich served as...

Daniel Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he took part in the US drone program, working with both the NSA and the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force,...

Chelsea Manning (born 17-Dec-1987 as Bradley Manning) is an American activist and whistleblower. She is a former US Army soldier, convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to Julian Assange at WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified...

Steven Donziger (born 1961) is an American attorney known for winning a record $9 billion judgment against Chevron,over the Lago Agrio oil field environmental destruction and toxic health damage. Donziger represented over 30,000 farmers and indigenous people from Ecuador. Chevron has dodged payment and manipulated...

Edward Snowden (21-Jun-1983) is an American former computer intelligence consultant who leaked information classified by the N.S.A. in 2013 when he was an employee and subcontractor for the Central Intelligence Agency. He uncovered widespread proof of constitutionally illegal abuses of state surveillance and evidence of...

Julian Assange (3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. In 2010 WikiLeaks published a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. US Department of Justice forced Assange to claim asylum in the Ecuador...

Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is an American economist, political activist, and former United States military analyst. While employed by the RAND Corporation, Ellsberg precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of the U.S....

Peter Szymon Serafinowicz (10-Jul-1972) is an English actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for The Peter Serafinowicz Show and his roles as Pete in Shaun of the Dead and as the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars – The Phantom Menace. Peter Serafinowicz...

  Louis C.K. (12-Sept-1967 as Louis Székely) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. C.K. won three Peabody Awards and has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as numerous awards for his ground-breaking comedy Louie, Horace and Pete, the Chris Rock Show, and...

Satoshi Ōmura (12-Jul-1935) is a Japanese biochemist known for the discovery and development of hundreds of pharmaceuticals originally occurring in microorganisms in particular the avermectin class precursor to Ivermectin for which Ōmura won the Nobel prize....

William Cecil Campbell (28-Jun-1930) is an Irish biologist and parasitologist, known for his work in discovering a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworms, River blindness, Lymphatic filariasis, using Ivermectin class drugs, for which he was jointly awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or...

The New Class War: Saving Democracy From the Metropolitan Elite (2017) on the rise of technocratic managerialism by American writer-academic Michael Lind (23-Apr-1962) former neocon, nationalist and deep state apologist....

Darren Beattie (16-Aug-1985) is a former White House Speech Writer at the Trump Administration. He is a political theorist, scholar and board member at the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad appointed by President Donald J Trump and booted out the incoming Biden administration...

Steve Bannon (27-Nov-1953) is an American media executive, political strategist, and former investment banker, who served as the White House's chief strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump's term. Former M&A banker at Goldman Sachs, Bannon struck...

Spencer Ackerman (1-Jun-1980) is an American journalist and frontline non-duopoly reporter. Focusing primarily on national security abuses and military imperial hypocrisy (e.g. forever wars), he began his career at The New Republic in 2002 before writing for Wired, The Guardian and The Daily Beast. Check Useful...

Edward Samuel Herman was an American economist, media scholar and social critic. Herman is known for his media criticism, in particular his propaganda model hypothesis developed with Noam Chomsky, a frequent co-writer. Seminal work: Manufacturing Consent. Born: 7 April 1925 - 11 November 2017 (Philadelphia, PA, USA) See Edward...

Joseph Heller (1-May-1923 to 12-Dec-1999) was an American author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays. His best-known work is the 1961 novel Catch-22, a satire on war and bureaucracy, whose title has become a synonym for an absurd or contradictory choice. See Joseph Heller Wikipedia Entry. ...

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli public intellectual, historian and a professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of the popular science bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,...

Ioan Grillo is an investigative journalist long-form writer, contributor to the New York Times specialising in crime and drugs. Based in Mexico City, he has also worked for Time magazine, the History Channel, CNN, Reuters, the Associated Press, and Esquire. Born 1973....

Malcolm Gladwell CM (3-Sept-1963) is an English-born Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. See Malcolm Gladwell Wikipedia entry.  ...

Doug Stanhope (25-Mar-1967) is an American stand-up comedian, author, political activist, and podcast host. His stand up material favours caustic, extreme delivery, exposing hypocrisy especially from up on high. See Doug Stanhope Wikipedia entry. ...

Winfried Georg Sebald, known as W. G. Sebald or Max Sebald (18-May-1944 to 14-Dec-2001), was a German writer and academic. At the time of his death at the age of 57, he was being cited by literary critics as one of the greatest living authors....

Jerome David (J D) Salinger (1-Jan-1919 to 27-Jan-2010) was an American writer best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. Before its publication, Salinger published several short stories in Story magazine and served in World War II. See JD Salinger Wikipedia Entry. ...

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie FRSL (born 19 June 1947) is an Indian-born British-American novelist and essayist. His work, combining magical realism with historical fiction, is primarily concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, with much of his fiction being...

Michel Houellebecq; born Michel Thomas; (26-Feb-1956) is a French author, known for his novels, poems and essays, as well as an occasional actor, filmmaker and singer. His first book was a biographical essay on the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Houellebecq published his first novel,...

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