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The return of the global intellectuals poll

By Tom Nuttall  

Three years ago, you may recall, we teamed up with Foreign Policy magazine to produce a list of the world’s top 100 public intellectuals and to ask our readers to vote for their top five. This year we’re repeating the exercise, with a new list that we believe better reflects the current trends in global thought. We’ve tried to spruce up the list this time around by clearing away some of the dead wood from 2005’s list and adding new and exciting younger thinkers, particularly from outside the anglosphere. We reckon the new list feels much fresher as a result.

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