Thursday, May 29, 2008

Speaker program candidates...

Here is a list of the world's top 100 intellectuals, "the thinkers who are shaping the tenor of our time," according to Foreign Policy(U.S.) and Prospect (UK) magazines. The list is rather US-centric, with 37 of the candidates from the U.S. Results of a public poll to determine the top 5 candidates will be published on June 23. Compilations like this are always fun to pore over, but are really little more than celebrity ratings, according to Arno Widman's review of the 2005 poll.

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