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The world’s top thinkers 2019: who we missed

Interestingly, the names conjured were strikingly different from the kind of thinkers voted into our top 10

By Sameer Rahim   October 2019

Jordan Peterson was one of the figures readers said we'd missed. Photo: PA

Here at Prospect towers, we agonised over our list of thinkers. In the later stages, it got brutal: sure, he’s won a Nobel, but is he really that good? She’s great, but does campaigning really count as thinking? Not everyone got who they wanted. But one pleasure of the process was listening to arguments about people you were sceptical about at first, and by the end championed as fervently as a Kurd backing their national maths…

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