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If I ruled the world: our shortlist

Our round-up of the influential names who spoke to Prospect about what they would ban or enforce if they had supreme power

By Prospect Team  

Simon Schama, historian and university professor (21 August 2013) “If I ruled the world, I would make it impossible to make “sin” a crime. I would make it a matter of international human rights that nobody should ever be prosecuted, much less punished, for blasphemy. Jefferson argued for that in 1770 but it doesn’t seem to have come about.”  Read More

Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist and author (23 February 2011) “The prohibition against taking more than very small quantities of liquids or unguents on planes is demonstrably ludicrous. It started as…

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