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Who has been 2008’s most important public intellectual?

By James Crabtree  
Gulen won the big poll. But who won 2008?

Gulen won the big poll. But who won 2008?

Question: which public intellectual has impressed you most this year? With this edition just gone to bed, our thoughts turn to the Christmas edition.  Chatting in the office yesterday, we thought we might revisit our intellectuals poll from earlier in the year, just for fun. As many of you might know, the actual poll is a public vote, and this year was won by a country mile, in a seemingly predictable fit…

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