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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.  ...

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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