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The Prospect Interview #138: The world’s top 50 thinkers 2020

How we found the writers, artists and scientists shaping our times

By Prospect Team  

It’s that time of year again. Today, Prospect releases its annual list of top 50 thinkers for our times. The editorial team talks through what it was like making the list, and how they went about finding the intellectuals, artists, scientists and writers who have come to define our time. 

You can read the list of top 50 thinkers, and vote for your own favourite (plus tell us who we missed) here


Find all episodes of the Prospect Interview here

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