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Intellectuals—the results

Over half a million people voted in our poll to find the world's top public intellectual. Of the many voting campaigns that were mounted, only one had a decisive impact on the results

Who are the world’s top public intellectuals?

In 2005, Prospect and Foreign Policy asked you to vote for your top global public intellectuals from a longlist of 100. This year we are repeating the exercise, with a new list reflecting the emerging trends in global thought—from US…

China’s new intelligentsia

Despite the global interest in the rise of China, no one is paying much attention to its ideas and who produces them. Yet China has a surprisingly lively intellectual class whose ideas may prove a serious challenge to western liberal…
Mark Leonard