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guess we can include al gore for the environmental crusade
garry kasparov- one of the greatest chess players of all time, Kasparov is today a leading opposition figure in Russia, critical of Vladimir Putin’s tenure and the election of his successor, Dmitry Medvedev.
robert alter- the translator has finally completed his new version of the Hebrew Bible, alongside an informed and often witty commentary. drawing on Alter’s deep love of the Hebrew language, this work takes a literary approach to sacred text, seeing in the prophets and patriarchs complex characters whose lives speak across time and cultures.
peter frankopan- recently adorned with the grand title of Professor of Global History, this Oxford historian has engendered a popular revolution in the way we see the past. his hugely successful The Silk Roads and its sequel The New Silk Roads decentre the west, and tell the story of civilisation from the east—China, India, the Middle East—where power lay until relatively recently.
katharine hayhoe- hayhoe straddles disciplines. an atmospheric scientist by training, she is now a professor of political science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech. the author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications—covering the role of methane, wildfires and forests in the climate story, as well as the looming death toll from summer heatwaves—she is distinctive among climate scientists for bringing an unusual trait to her activism: her faith.
allan gibbard- theory of normative judgment
christine korsgaard- best known for her defense of Kantian moral philosophy
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