Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC. He was Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser under Geoge W. Bush. Read more

David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. His latest book is The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (Penguin), was awarded the new British Academy Medal.

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John Adamson is a Fellow of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Noble Revolt: the Overthrow of Charles I.

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Houriya Ahmed is a research fellow at the Centre for Social Cohesion and co-author of Hizb ut-Tahrir: Ideology and Strategy. Read more

Robin Aitken is a former BBC journalist and published Can We Trust the BBC? after more than 25 years of service.

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Edward Alexander is emeritus professor of English at University of Washington in Seattle. His most recent book (co-edited with Paul Bogdanor) is The Jewish Divide Over Israel: Accusers and Defenders.

 

 

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Rebecca Alexander is a poet and horticulture librarian, answering questions from gardeners around the world. She lives in Seattle.

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Brian Allen is Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London. Read more

Lincoln Allison retired from an academic career at the University of Warwick in 2004 — and again in 2008 — to become a freelance writer and broadcaster. He remains Emeritus Reader in Politics at the University of Warwick and Visiting Professor in sport and leisure at the University of Brighton. His latest book is My Father's Bookcase: A Version of the History of Ideas (Social Affairs Unit).

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Ellen Alpsten was born and grew up in Kenya. After working as a producer and a presenter on Bloomberg TV, she is now a full-time author and journalist.

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Louis Amis is a is a freelance writer, book reviewer and reporter.

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Topaz Amoore is a former foreign editor of the Daily Telegraph.  She lives in Rome.

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Digby Anderson is the founder director of the Social Affairs Unit. His most recent book is The English at Table (Social Affairs Unit). Read more

Hephzibah Anderson contributes regularly to the Observer and the Daily Mail in the UK, and writes a column on sex and the media for Adweek in the US. She is the author of a memoir, Chastened (Vintage).

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Alec Ash is a contributor to Chinese Characters, published in September by UC Press. He runs literary interviews for The Browser. Read more
Anna Aslanyan is a translator and journalist. She contributes to 3:AM magazine and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Read more
Francisco J. Ayala is an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist and the recipient of the 2010 Templeton Prize. Read more

Gerard Baker is US editor and an assistant editor at the Times. He writes from Washington about America politics, economics and society for the Times as well as for a number of other publications.

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Erin Bannister Townsend was recently a resident artist at Garsington Opera and at the Story Museum, Oxford. She has her third London solo show at Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street from February 5 to 27.  Read more
Shmuel Bar is Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzlia, Israel, and an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, New York. He is the author of Warrant for Terror. Read more
Jeremy Hugh Baron trained as a physician and scientist in Oxford, London and New York, and has honorary posts in the medical schools of Imperial College and Mount Sinai. His latest book is Anglo-American Biomedical Antecedents of Nazi Crimes. Read more

David Barrett is an Australian writer and a former journalist at the Daily Telegraph in Sydney. He lives in London.

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John D Barrow FRS is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, Gresham Professor of Geometry, and the author of The Book of Universes, which has just been published by Bodley Head, London. 

 

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Jonathan Bate is a critic, biographer, Shakespeare scholar and professor at the University of Warwick.

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Bruce Bawer is an American writer, poet and critic who lives in Norway. He is the author of several books, including While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within.

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Jillian Becker's first novel, The Keep, is now a Penguin Modern Classic. Her non-fiction includes Hitler's Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang Read more

Alan Bekhor runs British Marine plc, a UK-based shipping group. A founding supporter of Standpoint, he has given papers on philosophy and theology at the Forum for European Philosophy and other societies.

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Daniel Beresford is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University.

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Katherine Bergen is a freelance writer on politics and culture. Read more

Claire Berlinski is an Istanbul-based American freelance journalist and novelist. She is author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too and There is no Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters (Basic Books).

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John Bew is Lecturer in War Studies at King's College London and Co-Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. He is author of Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny (Quercus).

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Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life at the University of Oxford. Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor for the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.

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Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford, and author of In Defence of War, published by OUP. Read more
Julie Bindel is a feminist writer who contributes regularly to the Guardian. Her report on FGM, An Unpunished Crime (New Culture Forum) was published in January. Her book on the lesbian and gay movement will be published by Guardian Books in June. Read more

Katharine Birbalsingh is headmistress-designate of the Michaela free school, opening in September 2014 in Wembley Park, London. 

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Patrick Bishop's Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters—The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship was published in paperback in July 2012 (Harper Press).  Read more

Conrad Black is an author, columnist, and investor. He is the author of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Champion of Freedom. His most recent book is Flight Of The Eagle (Encounter).

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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and author of over 100 books, most recently The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World (Yale). Read more

Georgina Blackwell is a graduate of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.

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Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Australia's most eminent living historian, is the author of many books, including A Short History of the World and A Short History of the Twentieth Century (Penguin). Read more

Tim Blanning is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including The Triumph of Music in the Modern World and The Romantic Revolution.

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Tim Blanning is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His most recent book is The Romantic Revolution (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). Jonathan Bate is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at Warwick. He was recently elected Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. Read more

Hazel Blears is the MP for Salford and Eccles. She was Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from 2007 until 2009.

 

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Peter Blegvad is a writer, musician and cartoonist. He teaches Creative Writing at Wawick University. Read more

Jerald J. Block is a psychiatrist in a private practice in Portland, Oregon. He teaches at Oregon Health & Science where he is a pioneer in the field of Pathological Computer Use and has also written on school shootings.

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The presidential adviser and author of Terror and Consent, Philip Bobbitt, shares his ideas on the war on terror in a Standpoint dialogue with Conservative politician and author of Celsius 7/7, Michael Gove.

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Nick Boles is the Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford and was previously the Director of the Policy Exchange think-tank. His new book Which Way's Up? is published by Biteback. Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South East England. Last year, he was awarded the Bastiat Award for online journalism. His latest book is The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America (HarperCollins). Read more

John R. Bolton is the former US ambassador to the United Nations. He is now senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of Surrender is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations.

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Christopher Booker is a Sunday Telegraph columnist and author of several books on contemporary history, including The Real Global Warming Disaster (Continuum).

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Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs and editor and co-author of Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy and of Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash. He is Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School.

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Harry Boothby is a consultant in old-age psychiatry, based in Surrey. His publications include research in epidemiology, personality and clinical judgement.  Read more

Ian Bostridge is one of the world's most celebrated operatic and concert tenors. An honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he is the author of Witchcraft and its Transformations. He is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.

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The tenor Ian Bostridge and the historian Tim Blanning discuss popular and classical music with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson.

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Joseph Bottum is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard. His forthcoming book, An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America (Image), is published in 2014. 

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Bruce Boucher is the author of Andrea Palladio: The Architect in His Time. He was a professor of the history of art for many years at University College London and is director of the art museum of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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Anthony Brenton was British Ambassador in Russia 2004 - 2008. He is now an Extraordinary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Read more

Sidney Brichto was a British rabbi, and Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Jewish Movement. He published a series of new translations of what was called the People's Bible, and is the author of Funny,You Don't Look Jewish...

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Samuel Brittan and Edward Hadas, both distinguished economic commentators, discuss where to place the blame for the current global crisis with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson.

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Craig Brown is one of Britain's leading satirists. He writes columns for the Daily Telegraph and Private Eye and is chief book reviewer for the Mail on Sunday. His books include The Tony Years and The Marsh-Marlowe Letters.

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Alan Brownjohn is a poet and novelist. He has edited poetry collections with Seamus Heaney and Maureen Duffy. His latest poetry collection Ludbrooke & Others is published by Enitharmon. Read more

Michael Buerk is a journalist and broadcaster. He presented The Ten O'Clock News for many years and currently chairs BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze. He is the author of The Road Taken (Random House).

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Bartle Bull is an author and journalist, specialising in the Middle East. A partner in an investment firm in Iraq, he is former foreign editor of Prospect. Read more

Julie Burchill is a writer and columnist, and a Christian Zionist. She is the author of Not in My Name: A compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, written with Chas Newkey-Burden, and Made in Brighton (Virgin Books), co-written by Daniel Raven.

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Michael Burleigh is a member of the government's senior advisory group on commemorating the centennial of the First World War. His most recent book is Moral Combat (Harper Press, 2010). 

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Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a columnist for the Financial Times. His book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe was published by Doubleday in 2009. Read more
Matthew Carr (1953-2011) was a figurative artist. A memorial exhibition was recently held at Marlborough Fine Art. Read more

David Cesarani is Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His latest book is Major Farran's Hat. Murder, Scandal and Britain's War against Jewish Terrorism, 1945-1948.

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Lesley Chamberlain writes fiction and histories of ideas. Her novel Anyone's Game was published in 2012, and A Shoe Story: Van Gogh, The Philosophers and the West will be published by Harbour Books this year.

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Alexander Chancellor is a Guardian columnist. He was formerly Editor of the Spectator, and spent a year working as an editor at The New Yorker.

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Robert Chandler is a poet and translator of the works of Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platanov.

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Jessie Childs is a biographer and historian, and the author of Henry VIII's Last Victim: The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

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James Clasper is a former New York City lawyer, and is now a freelance writer and editor based in London. He has written for the Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, and the Liberal.

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Alice Cockerell is a freelance journalist.

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Michael Cockerell is a political documentary-maker. His most recent film for the BBC was The Secret World of Whitehall. Read more

Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and author of You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom (Fourth Estate). Living With Lies, a collection of his writing for Standpoint, is available as an ebook. 

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Richard Cohen is an author and book editor, and a visiting professor of Creative Writing at Kingston University. His book Chasing The Sun is published by Simon and Schuster. Read more
Bruce Cole, a former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. Read more
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics at Oxford University. His latest book, The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature, was published in 2010 by Allen Lane. Read more

Tim Congdon is a leading economist and honorary chairman of the Freedom Association. His latest book is Money in a Free Society (Encounter). He is the author of an annual study for UKIP, How much does the European Union cost?

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Robert Conquest is a historian, poet and political philosopher. He was described at the final plenum of the Soviet Communist Party as ‘anti-Sovietchik No. 1', and is the author of the classic work The Great Terror.

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John Constable is the Director of Policy and Research for the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF), a charity publishing data and analysis on the UK energy sector.

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David Conway teaches philosophy at the University of Essex.

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Michael Coren is a weekly columnist in Canada and host of the nightly television show The Arena. His latest book is The Future of Catholicism (Signal). Read more

John Cottingham is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Reading and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. His recent books include On the Meaning of Life, The Spiritual Dimension and Cartesian Reflections.

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Con Coughlin is the Daily Telegraph's executive foreign editor. He is an expert on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, and the author of Khomeini's Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam. His latest book is Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban (Macmillan).

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Hugh Curtiss was a monk for several years in the 1960s and '70s before leaving to be a farm labourer. He is now a spiritual and business consultant.

 

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Dinesh D'Souza was the President of the King's College in New York City until October 2012. He is the author of The Roots of Obama's Rage (Regnery). Read more
Stephen Daisley is a freelance writer and critic. He blogs as The Eclectic Partisan. Read more
Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels) has worked for many years as a prison doctor. His books, include In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas and The Pleasure of Thinking: A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas. Read more

Anthony Daniels worked for many years as a prison doctor. His books, as Theodore Dalrymple, include In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas.

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The author Anthony Daniels and the antiquarian bookseller Christopher Edwards write about the joys of browsing second-hand bookshops, and what life is like selling antiquarian books.  

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Max Davidson is a critic, novelist and travel writer. He writes mainly for the Daily Telegraph and has been, at various times, a TV critic, restaurant critic and parliamentary sketch-writer.

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Dr Christie Davies is the author of The Mirth of Nations, co-author of Esuniku Joku and author of the academic study of humour, Jokes and Targets. He also wrote the collection of humorous magical science fiction stories Dewi the Dragon.

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Jan Davies is the author of The Criminal Advocate's Survival Guide.

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Francis Davis is a Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and has advised the Labour and Coalition governments. Read more
Tamasin Day-Lewis writes a weekly food column for the Daily Telegraph. Her latest book is a memoir, Where Shall We Go For Dinner? Read more

Alain de Botton is a writer and philosopher. He is the author of A Song for Occupations, The Architecture of Happiness, and How Proust Can Change your Life. He wrote a monthly column, Utopia, for Standpoint until the end of 2008.

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Nicholas de Lange is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the University of Cambridge. Read more
Leon de Winter is a novelist and columnist for De Telegraaf and Elsevier Magazine in The Netherlands. His most recent novel, The Right of Return, is set in Tel Aviv in 2024. Read more

Midge Decter's work has appeared in numerous magazines, among them Commentary and National Review. She is the author of several books, the most recent of which is Rumsfeld, A Personal Portrait.

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James Delingpole writes for the Times, the Daily Telegraph, and the Spectator. His most recent book is Watermelons: How the Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children's Future.


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Mara Delius is a writer and editor for the culture section of Die Welt. She has a doctorate in German Literature from King's College, London, and lives in Berlin.

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Jessica Douglas-Home is an author and artist. Her third book, Glimpse of Empire (Michael Russell), is out now in hardback. Read more

Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.

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Ruth Dudley Edwards is a historian, crime-writer and journalist.  Killing the Emperors, a satire on conceptual art, will be published in November by Allison and Busby.  Read more
Eamon Duffy is Professor of History at Cambridge and fellow of Magdalene College. His latest book is Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor (Yale). Read more

Daisy Dunn is a graduate of Oxford, the Courtauld and UCL. She is writing a book on ancient Rome for HarperCollins.

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Myron Ebell is Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, and Chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition, which aims to dispel myths about global warming.

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Christopher Edwards is an antiquarian bookseller living in Oxfordshire.

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David Ekserdjian is Professor of History of Art and Film at the University of Leicester, and is a Trustee of the National Gallery and of Tate.

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Alistair Elliot is a poet and translator. His work has appeared in Oxford Poetry, The Paris Review and many other journals.  Read more

James Elliott is an anglo-american writer.

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Matthew Elliott is co-founder and chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance. Read more

Joseph Epstein is one of America's leading writers of short stories. His A Literary Education and Other Essays will be published by Axios Press in June.

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Richard Eyre was director of the National Theatre from 1987 to1997. His films include The Ploughman's Lunch, Iris, Stage Beauty, Notes on a Scandal and The Other Man.

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Mark Falcoff is a policy consultant and expert on Latin American affairs. He is resident scholar emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Saba Farzan writes on Iran for European newspapers and the Wall Street Journal.  Read more

Stephen Fay is a writer on cricket and a former editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly.

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Shehryar Fazli is a Pakistan-based political analyst and author. His novel, Invitation, was a bestseller in India and Pakistan. Read more

Nicholas Fearn writes for the Spectator, the New Statesman, the Independent on Sunday, and the Financial Times. He is the author of Philosophy: The Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions.

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Father Dermot Fenlon, the author of Heresy and Obedience in Tridentine Italy: Cardinal Pole and the Counter-Reformation, has published extensively on 16th-century Italian religious history. He is finishing a volume of essays on Cardinal Newman. Read more

Niall Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and his books include Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire, and The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World.

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Frank Field has been Labour MP for Birkenhead for thirty years. He has published a pamphlet with Civitas called Welfare Titans, and is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.

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Irina Filatova is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of KwaZuluNatal in South Africa and Professor at the National Research University  — Higher School of Economics in Russia. She is the author of six books on African history and the history of ties between South Africa and Russia. Read more

Christopher Fildes writes on finance and public policy. According to a new book, Christopher is a "City sage and Fleet Street veteran".

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Tibor Fischer is a British novelist and short story writer. His latest work of fiction is Crushed Mexican Spiders (Unbound).

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Focus on Islamism is a blog dedicated to analysing and exposing the modern ideological phenomenon known as Islamism.

Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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Jonathan Foreman is an Anglo-American journalist and film critic. He was film critic for the New York Post and has written for, among many, The New Yorker, The National Review, and the Daily Telegraph. He is Standpoint's Writer-at-Large.

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Roy Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College. He is the author of Luck and the Irish: a brief history of change 1970-2000.

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Robert Fox is the defence correspondent of the London Evening Standard. Read more
Marianne Fox Ockinga is a Dutch-born artist who works in watercolour, pastel and woodblock printing. She lives in London and has been commissioned to record the development of the 2012 Olympics site. Read more
B. H. Fraser works in the City for a major bank and is the author of City Poems. Read more
David Free is an Australian novelist and critic. His latest novel is A Dancing Bear. Read more
Laura Freeman is a commissioning editor at the Daily MailRead more
Gerald Frost is a former Director of the Centre for Policy Studies. Read more

Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He is the author of 15 books, including Dissent over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism.

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Timothy Fuller is a professor at Colorado College. He was co-editor, with Shirley Letwin, of The Selected Works of Michael Oakeshott.

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Nicholas Garland studied painting at The Slade. He was until recently the Daily Telegraph's political cartoonist.

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Martin Gayford is a writer and art critic. His latest book, Man with a Blue Scarf, is published by Thames and Hudson. Read more

David Gentleman is a leading artist, designer and print-maker.

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Marina Gerner is freelance writer and doctoral researcher at the London School of Economics. Her website is www.marinagerner.com Read more

Sir Martin Gilbert is the author of many books, including Israel: A History, and Churchill and the Jews. His Atlas of the Arab-Israel Conflict is now in its ninth edition. In June 2009, he was appointed a member of the Iraq War inquiry.

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Andrew Gimson is a contributing editor to ConservativeHome and author of Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson (Simon and Schuster). Read more
Sally Gimson is a Labour councillor for Highgate in Camden. Read more

Victoria Glendinning is a biographer and novelist. Among her biographies is Jonathan Swift, and Leonard Woolf and she is the author of Love's Civil War, an edition of the love-letters and diaries of Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie.

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Edward Bernard Glick is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.

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Stephen Glover is a founder of the Independent and former editor of the Independent on Sunday. He is now a columnist for the Daily Mail.

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Richard Godwin is a columnist for the London Evening Standard, where he is also deputy arts editor. Read more

Jonah Goldberg is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and contributing editor to National Review. A former columnist for The Times, he has also written for The New Yorker, USA Today, Commentary, and the Wall Street Journal.

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David P. Goldman is a Managing Director at Reorient Group and a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, New York. He blogs as Spengler for PJ Media. Read more

Angelica Goodden is a Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford. Her books include biographies of Angelica Kauffmann, Elizabeth-Louise Vigee-Le-Brun and Germaine de Staël.

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David Goodhart is the director of Demos, founding editor of Prospect and author of The British Dream (Atlantic).

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Paul Goodman is executive editor of the ConservativeHome website. He was previously the Conservative MP for High Wycombe, 2001 until 2010.

 

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Professor Rüdiger Görner is the Head of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film and Director of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of many works on German literature.

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Carmel Gould is the Content Manager of Just Journalism. Read more

Michael Gove is MP for Surrey Heath, and the Secretary of State for Education. He is a former journalist on the Times newspaper and author of Celsius 7/7 (Phoenix).

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Grey Gowrie has published two volumes of poetry. A third colection, The Italian Visitor (Carcanet), is out next year. He has been a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council, and Provost of the Royal College of Art.

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The playwright Simon Gray died on August 7. Shortly before his death he shared his thoughts on the theatre and much else in a Standpoint Dialogue with The Daily Telegraph's theatre critic Charles Spencer and our editor Daniel Johnson.

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S.J.D. Green is Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of The Passing of Protestant England (Cambridge University Press).

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David Green is the director of the think-tank Civitas. Read more
Sam Green is a lawyer and journalist based in Bristol. Read more
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Richard Griffiths is a historian who has specialised in French and British political history of the first half of the 20th century. Read more
Steven Grosby is Professor of Religion at Clemson University, South Carolina, and author of Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP).  Read more

John Gross is a former editor of the TLS. He is the author of The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes.

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Miriam Gross is the former senior editor of Standpoint and is on its advisory board. Her memoir, An Almost English Life, has just been published by Short Books.

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Tom Gross is a journalist and international affairs commentator, specialising in the Middle East. He was formerly Jerusalem correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph Read more
Valerie Grove's book, The Life and Loves of Laurie Lee, has just been reissued by Robson Press.  Read more
Mark Gullick lives on a narrow boat, has a philosophy PhD and blogs at www.keepthinkingbutch.blogspot.com. Read more
Fisun Güner writes arts features and reviews for the New Statesman, Metro and the arts website www.theartsdesk.com Read more

William Hague has been MP for Richmond, North Yorkshire, since 1989. He is a previous Leader of the Conservative Party and is currently the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

 

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Ana-Katarina Hajduka is a lawyer with Trinity International LLP Read more
John Haldane is a philosopher, commentator and broadcaster, and a papal adviser to the Vatican. His most recent book, Arts and Minds (Powell's). will be published in 2013. Read more

John Haldane is a philosopher, commentator and broadcaster, and a papal adviser to the Vatican. His latest book is Arts and Minds (Powell's).

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Tara Hamilton-Miller is a freelance journalist and former Conservative Party press officer.

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Alice Hancock is an undergraduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Read more

Michael Hanlon is science editor of the Daily Mail and a contributor to the New Scientist. He is the author of Eternity: Our Next Billion Years.

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James Hannam is a historian and the author of God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science (Icon), shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010. His second book, The Genesis of Science (2011), explores the growth of modern science in the Middle Ages.  Read more

Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South East England. In 2009 he was awarded the Bastiat Prize for online journalism. His latest book is A Doomed Marriage: Britain and Europe. He blogs regularly at www.hannan.co.uk

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The political columnist Bruce Anderson and Robin Harris, former Director of the Conservative Research Department and long-standing adviser to Lady Thatcher, debate David Cameron's Thatcherite credentials.

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Robin Harris is a former Director of the Conservative Research Department, member of the Downing Street Policy Unit and adviser to Lady Thatcher. His latest book is Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher. Read more

Selina Hastings was assistant Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph for 14 years, and has written biographies of Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh, Rosamond Lehmann, and Somerset Maugham.

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Nigel Hawkes has been Science Editor of the Observer and The Times. He is director of the pressure group Straight Statistics (straightstatistics.org). Read more
Will Hawkes is a journalist and the author of Craft Beer London (Vespertine Press). Read more

Clive Head is a realist painter. His work will be displayed in Clive Head: Modern Perspectives, at the National Gallery from October 13. 

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Simon Heffer is a political columnist at the Daily Mail and the author of Power and Place: The Political Consequences of King Edward VII. His latest book is Simply English: An A to Z of Avoidable Errors (Random House).

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Michael Heller is a cosmologist who was awarded the 2008 Templeton Prize. A Catholic priest, he holds a chair at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Kraków, Poland, and is an adjunct member of the Vatican Observatory staff.

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Patrick Heren is a journalist who specialises in competitive energy markets. He is the founder of Heren Energy (now ICIS Heren).

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David Herman is a freelance writer and former television producer.

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Judith Herrin is Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at Kings' College London. She is the author of Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire.

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James Hickling is a graduate of Nottingham University.

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Susannah Hickling is a freelance writer and editor. Read more

Susan Hill is a writer, playwright, and literary critic. Her novels have been translated into many languages and have won the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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Geoffrey Hill is a poet and academic. He is an honorary fellow of Keble College, Oxford and Emmanuel College, Cambridge and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Read more
Lisa Hilton is a novelist and biographer. Her latest book is Wolves in Winter (Atlantic). Read more

Gertrude Himmelfarb is an American historian and author. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and in 2004 received the National Humanities Medal awarded by the President. Her book, The Moral Imagination, is published by Rowman and Littlefield. She is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.

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Peter Hitchens is a columnist on the Mail on Sunday and author of The Broken Compass: How British Politics Lost Its Way. Read more
Daniel Hitchens is an graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and is studying for an MPhil on Dr Johnson at Oxford. Read more

Marko Attila Hoare is a British historian of the former Yugoslavia. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University, London, and the European Neighbourhood Section Director of the Henry Jackson Society.

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Nichi Hodgson is a freelance journalist Read more

Simon Hoggart, a former presenter of the News Quiz, is the Guardian's parliamentary sketchwriter and television critic for the Spectator.

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Olivier Holmey's translation of Syriac Literature by Rubens Duval will be published this year by Gorgias Press. Read more

Karen Horn is an economist and author. She teaches the history of economic thought at Humboldt University and is president of the Hayek Society. 

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William Horsley was a BBC correspondent in Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall and is currently international director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media at the University of Sheffield.

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Michael Howard is a British military historian and was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. He is the author of Grand Strategy. Vol. IV of the UK Official History of the Second World War.

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Anthony Howard is a journalist, broadcaster and writer. He edited the New Statesman and the Listener, and was deputy editor of the Observer. Read more

Violet Hudson studied English at Exeter and Oxford. She is working on her first book. 

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Kathryn Hughes is Professor in the School of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton.

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Matthew Hunter is a history teacher at an inner-city secondary school. He blogs at goodbyemisterhunter.wordpress.com Read more

Katie Ivens is vice-chairman of the parents' organisation, the Campaign for Real Education, and education director of literacy charity Real Action.

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Pico Iyer is an essayist and novelist. His book, The Open Road, is an account of 33 years of travelling and talking with the 14th Dalai Lama. He lives in Japan.

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Julian Jackson is Professor of History at Queen Mary University, London. He is the author of The Fall of France and France: The Dark Years 1940-44. His most recent book is Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics and Morality in France from the Liberation to Aids. Read more

Gerald Jacobs is Literary Editor of the Jewish Chronicle and the author of Sacred Games.

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Dan Jacobson was born and grew up in South Africa. He is Professor Emeritus at University College London, and is the author of All For Love.

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Howard Jacobson is a novelist and winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question. His most recent novel is Zoo Time (Bloomsbury).  Read more

Clive James is an expatriate Australian author, poet, and critic. His published works include Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time, and Opal Sunset, a volume of selected poems. His website is CliveJames.com.

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Jeremy Jennings is Professor of Political Theory at King's College London and the author of Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century, published by Oxford University Press. 

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Siv Jensen is the leader of Norway's Progress Party. In an interview with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, she explains her views. The American writer Bruce Bawer explains the background to her meteoric career.

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Daniel Johnson is the Editor of Standpoint.

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Paul Johnson was Editor of the New Statesman from 1965-1970. He is the author of many books including Art: A New History (Harper, 2003), Darwin: Portrait of a Genius (Viking), and most recently Mozart: A Life (Viking).

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R.W. Johnson is a journalist and historian. He is South Africa correspondent for the Sunday Times. He was a South African Rhodes Scholar and was a fellow in politics at Magdalen College, Oxford.

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Luke Johnson, entrepreneur and business commentator, discusses terrorism's growing menace with historian Michael Burleigh and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson.

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Edith Johnson is reading English at New College, Oxford.

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Sarah Johnson is a birth educator and the author of Parents on Parenting, Daring to be Different and The Christian Parent's Toolkit.

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Luke Johnson runs the private equity firm Risk Capital Partners, and is chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the author or Start It Up: Why Running your own Business is Easier than you Think (Penguin).  Read more
Agatha Johnson is a secondary school student in London.  Read more

Rick Jones is a journalist who writes on the arts for the New Statesman and other publications. He studied under WG Sebald at the University of East Anglia.

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Nigel Jones is a journalist, historian and biographer. He is the author of Countdown to Valkyrie: the July Plot to assassinate Hitler, with an afterword by Count Berthold von Stauffenberg.

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Peter Jones helped found Friends of Classics and the fund-raising charity Classics for All. His latest book is Vote for Caesar (Orion).

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Marc Jordan works in the visual arts as a consultant and adviser. He is also founder of the Creative Education Trust, which connects creative businesses with schools in deprived areas.

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Ben Judah is the author of Fragile Empire: How Russian Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin (Yale). He is a visiting fellow at the European Stability Initiative. A collection of his journalism for Standpoint, The Yeti Hunts: Travels Through Russia and Central Asia, is available as an ebook. 

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Alan Judd is a former soldier and diplomat, and the biographer of Ford Madox Ford and Mansfield Cumming, founder of MI6. He is the author of Dancing with Eva.

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Anthony Julius is the Deputy Chairman of the London law firm Mishcon de Reya. He is the author of Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England (OUP). Read more

Oliver Kamm is a leader writer and columnist for the Times. He is the author of Anti-Totalitarianism: The Left-wing Case for a Neoconservative Foreign Policy.

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Masha Karp is a Russian-born London-based freelance journalist. Read more

Efraim Karsh is Head of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London. His latest book, Palestine Betrayed, is published by Yale.

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Raheem Kassam manages the counter-radicalisation pressure group 'Student Rights' from within the Henry Jackson Society. Read more

Travis Kavulla, a former associate editor of National Review, was a Gates Scholar in History at Cambridge University and a 2008 Phillips Foundation journalism fellow. He is a graduate of Harvard University.

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Terence Kealey is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and the author of Sex, Science and Profits. Read more

Julian Keeling is a freelance journalist and a counsellor of addiction sufferers.

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Necla Kelek is a sociologist, author and campaigner against repression of women under Islam. Her latest book is Journey to Heaven: My Fight with the Guardians of Islam, (Kiepenheuer & Witsch). 

Karen Horn is an economist, author and 

director of the Berlin office of the Institut 

der deutschen Wirtschaft, an economic 

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James Kelly is a research fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. Read more
Mary Kenny is the author of Something of Myself and Others (Liberties Press). Read more

Gary Kent is a writer who visited Iraqi Kurdistan with the UK all-party parliamentary group on the region.

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Björn Kern has written three novels based on his experience working with mentally disabled and elderly people in France. He lives in Berlin.

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Roy Kerridge is a journalist and author who has written for Prospect, The Salisbury Review, and the Spectator.

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Sir Ian Kershaw was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield until his retirement in 2008. He is the author of a two-volume biography of Hitler. Read more
Laura Keynes has written for Online Review, the TLS and the Observer. She has a DPhil from Oxford University. Read more

Roger Kimball is Editor and publisher of The New Criterion magazine and President and publisher of Encounter Books.

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James Kirchick is an American journalist and political commentator. He is an assistant editor at the New Republic and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times.

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Len Krisak's most recent book is a translation of Virgil's Eclogues (University of Pennsylvania Press).

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William Kristol is the founder and editor of the Weekly Standard and a board member of US think-tanks Foreign Policy Initiative and Keep America Safe. Read more

David Kynaston is an English historian and the author of Austerity Britain: 1945-1951.

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Jessica Lambert is a freelance writer and deputy editor of Londoner's Diary at the Evening Standard.

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Walter Laqueur is a distinguished historian and political commentator. He is the author, most recently, of After The Fall: The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent (Macmillan).

 

 

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Bryan Lask is Emeritus Professor at the University of London and Academic Director of Ellern Mede Centre for Eating Disorders in North London. Read more

Sheila Lawlor is director of the think-tank Politeia. Her next book will be on the politics of post-war social policy.

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Nigel Lawson is a Conservative politician and former Chancellor of the Exchequer. His latest book is An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming. An updated edition of his memoirs, Memoirs of a Tory Radical, is published by Biteback. He is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.

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Former Tory chancellor Nigel Lawson challenges David Cameron’s Conservatives and their global warming policies, whilst the party’s policy chief Oliver Letwin defends them. 

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Dominic Lawson is a columnist for the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail. He is also the author of The Inner Game (Hardinge Simpole Publishing). He was Columnist of the Year (popular newspapers) in the recent British Press Awards. Read more
Inna Lazareva is a political analyst and journalist based in Tel Aviv. Read more
Ben Lazarus is a politics graduate of the University of Bristol. He has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Jewish Chronicle and the Huffington Post. Read more
Julian Le Grand is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He was a senior policy adviser to Tony Blair. Read more
Ruth Lea is economic adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group and a Vice-President of the National Churches Trust. Read more

Rodney Leach is the Director of Jardine Matheson Group and chairman of Open Europe. He is the author of Europe, A Concise Encyclopedia, and was made a life peer in 2006.

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Adam LeBor is a British author and journalist based in Budapest. He reports from Central Europe for The Times and is the author of City of Oranges.

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Norman Lebrecht is an author and broadcaster. His latest book is Why Mahler? (Faber) and a collection of his writing for Standpoint is available as an ebook, Conduct Unbecoming.

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Catesby Leigh writes about art and architecture and his commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and other publications. He is based Washington.  Read more
Oliver Letwin MP, a Minister in the Cabinet Office, chairs the Conservative Research Department and the party's Policy Review. Read more

Angela Levin writes for several national newspapers. She is also a broadcaster and has written seven non-fiction books.

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Davis Lewin is Political Director at The Henry Jackson Society.

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Francesca Lewis is a graduate of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. Read more

Sophie Lewis manages the Europe office of Dalkey Archive Press in London. Her translation of Stendhal's De l'Amour is published by Hesperus.

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Oliver Lewis has worked for the Conservative politicians Michael Gove and Andrew Lansley. He was involved with the launch of the first free schools. Read more
Julian Lewis is the Conservative MP for New Forest East and a former Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office.  Read more

Conrad Leyser is Fellow and Tutor in History at Worcester College, Oxford. He is the author of Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great (OUP).

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Ottoline Leyser is Professor of Plant Developmental Genetics at the University of York.

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Maureen Lipman is an actress, comedian and writer. Her most recent book is I Must Collect Myself (Simon & Schuster). Read more
Mark Littlewood is Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs and former head of media for the Liberal Democrats. Read more

Joseph Loconte is an associate professor of history at King's College, New York, and the author of The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt (Thomas Nelson). 

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Robert Low is Consultant Editor at Standpoint.

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Anthony Loyd has been a special correspondent for The Times for 15 years. He has been a frequent visitor to Afghanistan since 1996.

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Edward Lucas is a senior editor at the Economist and author, most recently, of The Snowden Operation: Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster (a Kindle Single ebook).

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Edward Lucas and Mary Dejevsky, both leading commentators on Russia and eastern Europe, discuss the Georgian crisis and its implications for the West. Read more

Margot Lurie is associate editor of Jewish Ideas Daily. Her work has appeared in the New Criterion, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, Commentary and the Jewish Review of Books.

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Giles MacDonogh has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the Times. He is the author of After the Reich: from the Fall of Vienna to the Berlin Airlift.

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James MacMillan is a Scottish composer whose specially commissioned congrgational Mass was performed when Pope Benedict beatified Cardinal Newman during his visit to Britain in 2010. In May 2012, his new Violin Concerto - written for Vadim Repin - received its global premiere. Read more

Denis MacShane is Labour MP for Rotherham.

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Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

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Noel Malcolm is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and the author of Kosovo: A Short History, and Aspects of Hobbes. His edition of Hobbe's Leviathan is out now (OUP, 2012). He is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.

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Kate Maltby blogs at nazg.com/iqrai

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Harriet Maltby is a PPE graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford and works as a Conservative researcher and freelance writer.

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Jessica Mann is a crime-writer and journalist. She is the author of Deadlier Than the Male.

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Philip Mansel's books include a life of Louis XVIII and a history of Paris after 1814. He is editor of the Court Historian, journal of the society for Court Studies.

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Jonathan Margolis is a journalist and author. He has written biographies of John Cleese and Bernard Manning.

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Ann Marlowe is an American critic and journalist who writes for the Wall Street Journal and New York Post. She is the author of How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z and has an interest in Afghanistan.

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Justin Marozzi is a travel writer, historian, journalist and political risk and security consultant. He is the author of South from Barbary (HarperCollins), a travel history of Libya and is writing a history of Baghdad.

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Andrew Marr is a BBC broadcaster and the author of A History of Modern Britain and A History of the World. He hosts The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One and presents Radio 4's Start The Week.

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Minette Marrin is a columnist for the Sunday Times, as well as a broadcaster and fiction writer.

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Philip Marsden is an English travel writer and novelist. He is the author of The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy and The Levelling Sea. He lives in Cornwall.

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Laura Marsh is a graduate of Christ Church, Oxford, and a winner of the London Review of Books Young Reviewers Competition 2010.

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Barry Martin is the Artist-in-Residence at Chiswick House, London. His works hang in the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. His new exhibition, The Discerning Eye, is at the Mall Galleries. Read more
John Martin is an academic doctor and scientist at University College London and Yale University.  His latest book of poetry, The Root of Blue is Yellow, will be published by IMS Press later in the year. Read more
Iain Martin is a political commentator who contributes to the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail. His book Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy is published by Simon & Schuster. Read more
Jamie Martin helped Michael Gove to develop the Conservative Party's schools policy.  Read more

Zareer Masani is a historian and broadcaster. He is biographer of Indira Gandhi, and his most recent book is Macaulay: Britain's Liberal Imperialist (Bodley Head).

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Allan Massie has written some twenty novels and a number of non-fiction books, including The Thistle and the Rose, a study of Anglo-Scottish relations. He writes a fortnightly column, "Life & Letters", for the Spectator.

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Derwent May was literary editor of The Listener and the Sunday Telegraph. His latest books are Wondering About Many Women (Greenwich Exchange), a volume of poetry, and Life on the Wing: A Bird Chronicle from the Pages of the Times (Robson Press). 

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Robert Mayhew is Professor of Historical Geography and Intellectual History at Bristol University.

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Jenny McCartney is the film critic and a columnist at the Sunday Telegraph.

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Melanie McDonagh is an Irish journalist based in London and a leader-writer for the London Evening Standard.

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Anne McElvoy is Public Policy editor of the Economist. She broadcasts regularly and presents the arts programme Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3. 

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John McEwen is an art critic and the author of Paula Rego: Behind the Scenes. Read more

Max McGuinness is a columnist and blogger for The Dubliner magazine. He also writes for the Irish Times, GQ, and Magill. He directed his own play, Up The Republic!, at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival.

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Anna McKie has an MA in modern European history from Sussex University. She has worked for The Week and Prospect

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Clovis Meath Baker retired from the Foreign Office in 2013. He was awarded the CMG for services to British interests in the Middle East. Read more
Boadicea Meath Baker is a freelance researcher based in London. Read more

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, King’s College London, where he is also a PhD candidate.

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Robert Messenger was one of the founding editors of the New York Sun. He writes on books and culture for US publications. Read more
William Meyers writes about photography for the Wall Street Journal. His own pictures can be seen on his website http://www.williammeyersphotography.com/ Read more
Jeffrey Meyers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has written biographies of Orwell, Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald. Thirty of his books have been translated into 14 languages and seven alphabets, and published on six continents. Read more

Lucasta Miller works for the Guardian, and is the author of The Brontë Myth.

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John Mills is an entrepeneur and economist. His new pamphlet, There Is An Alternative, is published by Civitas. Last year he gave £1.65 million to the labour party. Read more
Alberto Mingardi is Director General of Istitute Bruno Leoni, an Italian free-market think tank. He is an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute and a guest blogger at EconLog. His books include Herbert Spencer (Continuum). Read more

Kenneth Minogue taught at the LSE for some 40 years, and is Emeritus Professor of Political Science. He is the author of The Moral Life and the Democratic Revolution.

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Madeleine Minson is a Swedish freelance writer and editor. She lives in London. Read more

Jonathan Mirsky was the China Correspondent of The Observer and East Asia editor of the Times. In 1989 he was named International Reporter of the Year for his dispatches from Tiananmen.

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Jonathan Mirsky was the China correspondent of the Observer and East Asia editor of The Times. In 1989 he was named International Reporter of the Year.

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Ray Monk is Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Post-Analytic Philosophy at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius and a biography of Bertrand Russell.

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Jung Chang and her husband Jon Halliday are leading authorities on Mao, while Simon Sebag Montefiore has published two major works on Stalin.

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Tim Montgomerie is editor of the ConservativeHome website and co-founder of the Conservative Christian Fellowship. Read more

Charles Moore is a columnist of the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator, and the former Editor of both publications, as well as the former Editor of the Sunday Telegraph. He is engaged in writing the authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher.

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Caroline Moore is a writer and reviewer, and has written for the Spectator and the Daily Telegraph.

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Charles Moore is a columnist for, and former editor of, the Daily Telegraph. Sir Christopher Bland was Chairman of the BBC from 1996-2001, and has been Chairman of BT and London Weekend Television. Read more

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. She has also published a history of the Red Cross and a book about refugees, Human Cargo.

 

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Loanna Morrison was Conservative parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark at the 2010 General Election. Formerly a Sunday Express journalist and Voice columnist, she has a degree in political science and directs the Conservative Co-operative Movement. Read more

Michael Mosbacher is Director of the Social Affairs Unit and Managing Editor of Standpoint.

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Nicholas Mosley has published two volumes of biography of his father, Oswald Mosley, and has written many novels. He discusses the rise and fall of British fascism with Sir Raymond Carr, the leading Spanish historian.

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Ferdinand Mount is a writer, novelist, and Conservative politician. He is the author of Cold Cream, and a former Editor of the TLS.

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Harry Mount is a writer, journalist, and former barrister. He is the author of A Lust for Window Sills - a Lover's Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble-Dash.

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Dambisa Moyo, Zambian-born economist and author of Dead Aid, discusses foreign aid with Richard Dowden, executive director of the Royal African Society.

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James Mumford writes fiction and non-fiction, and posts regularly on www.iwritewhatilike.net. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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Douglas Murray is a journalist, broadcaster, and the author of Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies and the Saville Inquiry (Biteback) and the ebook Islamophilia: A Very Metropolitan Malady (Embooks).

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Charles Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC. He is the author of Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality.

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Michael Nazir-Ali was the Anglican Bishop of Rochester, 1994-2009. He is the author of Triple Jeopardy for the West: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islam and Multiculturalism (Bloomsbury). He is now President of Oxtrad.

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Vanessa Neumann has a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Columbia University and is a former lecturer at Hunter College, CUNY.  She is currently Editor-at-Large of Diplomat magazine.

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Jonathan Neumann is a graduate of Cambridge University and the LSE. His work has appeared in various British, American and Israeli periodicals.

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Pamela Neville-Sington is the author of Fanny Trollope: The Life and Adventures of a Clever Woman and Robert Browning: A Life After Death.

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Aidan Nichols is a Dominican friar of the Priory of St Michael the Archangel, Cambridge, and a Catholic theologian. He is John Paul II Memorial Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Greyfriars, Oxford.

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols is the Archbishop of Westminster, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and spokesman for the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. He was formerly Archbishop of Birmingham. Read more

C.P. Nield's poetry has been published in New Poetries IV (Carcanet), as well as journals Ambit, The London Magazine and Magma. In 2006, he was awarded the Keats-Shelley prize.

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Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor at National Review and the New Criterion’s music critic. He is the author of Peace, They Say (Encounter). 

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Jay Nordlinger is senior editor at National Review. His latest book, Peace, They Say (Encounter), was reviewed in Standpoint in April. Read more
Dr Edward Norman was Canon Chancellor of York Minster and is an ecclesiastical historian. He is an emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. Read more
William Norton is the author of Monument and Bank: Capitalism and the Anglo-Saxon Mind (Social Affairs Unit). He was the agent for the No Campaign in the 2011 referendum on the parliamentary voting system.  Read more
Michael Novak is an author and theologian who held three ambassadorial posts under President Ronald Regan. His most recent books are All Nature Is a Sacramental Fire and Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation (co-authored).  Read more
is the Weston Professor of Philosophy at Buckingham University. Read more
John O'Sullivan is Editor at Large of National Review, a Director of 21st Century Initiatives in Washington, and Director of the Danube Institute in Budapest. His book, The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister, has been translated into seven languages. Read more
is the founder of Quadrapheme, an online literary magazine Read more

Cristina Odone is a former Editor of the Catholic Herald who broadcasts regularly on religious and ethical issues. She writes for the Daily Telegraph and is the author of The Good Divorce Guide.

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Bijan Omrani is a writer and journalist, and has written for the Spectator. He is the author of two guides to Afghanistan and Iran.

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Peter Oppenheimer is a former President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and taught economics at Christ Church, Oxford for 35 years. Read more

Eric Ormsby's Fine Incisions:  Essays on Poetry and Place appeared in January.  The Baboons of Hada, another selection of his poems, was published by Carcanet in 2011.

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George Osborne is MP for Tatton and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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Emanuele Ottolenghi is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies in Washington. See his profile here

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Sir Geoffrey Owen is an academic at the London School of Economics and former editor of the Financial Times. His most recent book, The Rise and Fall of Great Companies, was published by OUP in 2010.

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Cynthia Ozick's novels include the The Puttermesser Papers and Heir to the Glimmering World, published in Britain as The Bear Boy. She is the author of a collection of essays entitled The Din in the Head.

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Alasdair Palmer works for the Home Office. He was previously public policy editor of the Sunday Telegraph.

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Orhan Pamuk is Turkey's best-known novelist. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. He is the author of Snow and his latest novel, The Museum of Innocence, was released in 2009.

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Allison Pearson is a columnist at the Daily Telegraph and the author of I Don't Know How She Does It.

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Wendy Perriam is the author of 16 novels and seven short story collections, and has contributed to many magazines and poetry anthologies. Her latest publications are Broken Places and "I'm on a train!" and other stories. Read more
Julia Pettengill is a writer and policy researcher, and Director of the Russian Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society. Read more
John Phelan is a fellow of the Cobden Centre and a contributing editor of The Commentator website. Read more

Harry Phibbs is a journalist and local councillor representing the Ravenscourt Park Ward on Hammersmith and Fulham Council. He is Editor of ConservativeHome's local government section.

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Melanie Phillips is a columnist for the Daily Mail and Jewish Chronicle, and a regular panellist on BBC Radio Four's The Moral Maze. Her most recent book is The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power (Encounter, 2010).

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Michael Pinto-Duschinsky is an expert on political finance and was a member of the Commission on a Bill of Rights, 2011-12.  Read more
‘The post-1989 temptation in Prague has been two-fold. The first has been to legislate the totalitarian past out of existence, the second has been to copy the liberal West blindly at a lag of 20 years’ Read more
Fiona Pitt-Kethley has been living in Spain for the past ten years. Her Selected Poems was published in 2008 (Salt).  Read more
David Platt is a QC and currently works at Crown Office Chambers. Read more

Simon Scott Plummer is a freelance journalist and former leader writer on the Daily Telegraph.

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The Point is Standpoint's staff blog.

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Nidra Poller is an American novelist and journalist who has lived in Paris since 1972. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, City Journal and National Post.

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Rachel Polonsky is a lecturer in the Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College. She is the author of Molotov's Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History (Faber). Read more
Peter Porter's latest poetry collection is Better Than God. Read more

John Preston is the TV critic of the Sunday Telegraph. His latest novel is The Dig.

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A.W. Price is the author of Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle, Mental Conflict, and Contextuality in Practical Reason.

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Munro Price is Professor of Modern History at Bradford University. He is the author of The Perilous Crown: France Between Revolutions.

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Gwyn Prins is a Research Professor at the London School of Economics and the lead author of The Hartwell Paper, another coalition launched on May 11. Read more

Michael Prodger is an art historian and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. 

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David Pryce-Jones is a Senior Editor of National Review. His most recent book is Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philby (Encounter Books). 

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David Quinn is a columnist with the Irish Independent. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Sunday Telegraph and National Review. He was previously a columnist for the Sunday Times, and is a former editor of the Irish Catholic.

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Craig Raine is a poet, dramatist, librettist and essayist. He is the founder editor of the literary magazine Areté. His first novel, Heartbreak, will appeared in 2010. Read more
Lucy Raitz is a French teacher and illustrator. Read more

Frederic Raphael is a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist. He worked with Stanley Kubrick on his final film, Eyes Wide Shut, and is the author of the trilogy The Glittering Prizes. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1964

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Andrew Rawnsley is an author, broadcaster and the Observer's chief political commentator. His book The End of the Party was published by Penguin in 2010. Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and regular contributor to Standpoint.

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Piers Paul Read is the author of reportage (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors), history (The Templars), biography (Alec Guinness), collected journalism and fiction. His latest book is The Dreyfus Affair (Bloomsbury, 2012).

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Piers Paul Read is the author of reportage (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors), biography (Alec Guinness), collected journalism and fiction. David Heathcoat-Amory was the Conservative MP for Wells until 2010, and was a UK Parliamentary Representative to the Convention on the Future of Europe.

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Nick Redgrove is Standpoint's Production Editor.  Read more
Laurence Rees is a documentary filmmaker and historian. He is the author of World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West. Read more

Annunziata Rees-Mogg was the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Somerton and Frome, in the 2010 General Election.

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Aileen Reid is an historian on the Survey of London at English Heritage, and is curator of Emery Walker's house in Hammersmith.

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Anna Reid is a journalist and author who specialises in the history of Eastern Europe. She is the author of Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine (Weidenfeld & Nicholson). Her most recent book, Leningrad: Tragedy of a City under Siege, 1941-44 is published by Bloomsbury. Read more
Dave Rich is Deputy Director of Communications at the Community Security Trust. Read more

Andrew Roberts's latest book is Standpoint's US correspondent and the Merrill Family visiting professor of history at Cornell University.

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Geoffrey Robertson QC is Head of Doughty Street Chambers. His most recent book Mullahs Without Mercy was released in November 2012 (Biteback).  Read more

Hamish Robinson is the author of The Gift Returned and was poet-in-residence of the Wordsworth Trust in 2005. He is the concierge of Hawthornden Castle, the writers’ retreat.

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Mark Ronan is Honorary Professor of Mathematics at University College, London, Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics. He also runs an on-line review site for opera, ballet and theatre. See it here.

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David Rose writes for the Mail on Sunday and Vanity Fair. His most recent book, The Big Eddy Club: Southern Justice and the Stocking Stranglings is published in a new edition by the New Press in New York this month.

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Hannah Rosefield is a freelance witer and reviewer specialising in the Victorian period. She is a graduate of Oxford and Glasgow.  Read more

Tracey S. Rosenberg was recently awarded a New Writers' Award by the Scottish Book Trust. Her debut novel, The Girl in the Bunker, was published in 2011.

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Joshua Rozenberg is an independent legal commentator who presents Law in Action on BBC Radio 4.

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William D. Rubinstein is professor of history at the University of Aberystwyth. He is the author, among other works, of A History of the Jews in the English-Speaking World: Great Britain (1996), and was President of the Jewish Historical Society of England in 2002-2004.

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Tobias Rüther's is the author of Helden. David Bowie und Berlin - an analysis of Bowie's years in Berlin and a cultural history of the city in the mid-1970s.

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Lord Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, was created a life peer in 2009. His book, The Great Partnership, was published by Hodder in 2011.

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Gabriel Heller Sahlgren is the director research at the Centre for the Market Reform of Education. Read more

Razeen Sally is co-director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, and teaches at the LSE.

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Roger Sandall is an essayist and commentator on cultural relativism. He is the author of The Culture Cult: Designer Tribalism and Other Essays.

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Edwina Sandys is an English artist based in New York. Her commissions include several by the UN and the "Breakthrough" memorial in Fulton, Missouri. Read more
Charles Saumarez Smith is Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts. His book The Company of Artists: The Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts in London was published by Modern Art Press and Bloomsbury in October 2012. Read more

Victoria Schofield is a writer and commentator on South Asian politics. She has written several articles for The Spectator and is the author of  Bhutto: Trial and Execution and Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia.

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Ingo Schulze is the leading German writer to emerge since 1989 from the former GDR. He has won several awards for his novels and stories. He is the author of Adam and Evelyn. Read more
Claudia Schwartz is a Research Assistant at the Legatum Institute. Read more

Neil Scolding is the Burden Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Bristol and Director of the Burden Neurological Institute.

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Dr David Scott is a Senior Research Fellow for the History of Parliament Trust.

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Alev Scott is an Istanbul-based writer. She teaches Latin at Bosphorus University. Her book Turkish Awakening is published this month by Faber.

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Matthew Sott is a criminal barrister. He blogs at barristerblog.com Read more

James Scott Linville is a film maker, journalist, and blogger, and a former co-editor of the Paris Review.

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Roger Scruton is a professor of philosophy at St Andrews University and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His latest book is The Face of God (Continuum). 

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Ruth Scurr is a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She is the author of Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution.

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Francesca Segal has written for Granta, the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Financial Times and the Jewish Chronicle. She is currently a features writer at Tatler, and is the Observer's Debut Fiction columnist.

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Raymond Seitz was the U.S. Ambassador to the UK from 1991-94, and is the author of Over Here.

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David Sexton is Literary Editor of the London Evening Standard and has written for the Guardian and the First Post.

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Richard Shannon is the retired Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University of Wales Swansea. He has published extensively on 19th-century British history. His most recent book is Gladstone: God and Politics (Continuum, 2007). Read more

JM Shaw is a writer, and the author of The Illumination of Merton Browne.

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J.M. Shaw was chairman of the think-tank Civitas from 2002 to 2011. His latest novel is Ten Weeks in Africa (Sceptre). Read more

William Shawcross's most recent book is Justice and the Enemy (2012). (Photo credit: Susan Greenhill)

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Robin Shepherd founded The Commentator website, and is the Director of International Affairs at the Henry Jackson Society. His latest book is A State Beyond the Pale: Europe's Problem with Israel (Weidenfeld & Nicholson).

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Jane Shilling is a journalist and author of The Fox in the Cupboard: A Memoir. Her book on middle age, The Stranger in the Mirror, was published in 2011.

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James Shinn was US Assistant Secretary of Defense from 2007-8, with prime policy responsibility for Afghanistan. He previously served in the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department, and teaches at Princeton University.

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Amity Shlaes won the International Policy Network's Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2002 for her work in the Financial Times. She is the author of The Forgotten Man: a New History of the Great Depression.

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Ryan Shorthouse is a freelance writer.

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Lionel Shriver’s latest novel, Big Brother, is published by HarperCollins. The film of her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin was released in 2011. Read more

Marc Sidwell is the author of the New Culture Forum’s report, The Arts Council: Managed to Death.

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Professor Karol Sikora is Britain's leading cancer expert. He is senior editor of Treatment of Cancer, a widely used international textbook now in its 5th edition. Read more

Robin Simcox is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Cohesion and Section Director for the Henry Jackson Society.

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Brendan Simms is Professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (Penguin) and Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy (Allen Lane).

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Rana Siu Inboden previously worked on humans rights at the US State Department.

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Alan Sked was the founding leader of UKIP and is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. Read more
Lord Skidelsky, the biographer of Keynes, is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. Tim Congdon is a former adviser to the Treasury and a founder of Lombard Street Research. Read more
Edward Skidelsky is a lecturer at Exeter University and author of Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture (Princeton). Read more
Sarah Skwire is a published poet, a Fellow of Liberty Fund and author of Writing with a Thesis, now in its 11th edition. Read more

Ed Smith is a former professional cricketer for Kent and Middlesex, who played three times for England. He is now a writer, and the author of What Sport Tells Us About Life.

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Lee Smith is a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute where he specializes in Levant affairs.

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A new documentary made in Afghanistan has won two awards at the the Sundance Film Festival. Afghan Star could help the cause of feminism there and encourage a desperately-needed sense of national community Read more

Chloe Smith was first elected to Parliament as MP for Norwich North in 2009. She was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury in October 2011.

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Peter Smith is a barrister and a freelance writer and journalist. Read more

Fredric Smoler teaches Literature and History at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor of American Heritage.

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Meir Soloveichik is the Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York. Read more
Anne Somerset is a historian and was married to the late Matthew Carr. Her book Elizabeth I has been republished by Orion. Read more
Anne Somerset is a historian. Her latest book is Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion (HarperCollins). 
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Charles Spencer has been theatre critic of the Daily Telegraph since 1991. He was named critic of the year at the British Press Awards in 1999 and 2008.

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Nick Spencer is the Director of Studies at Theos, a public theology think-tank.

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Daniel Johnson, Georgina Blackwell, Hannah Stone, Frances Weaver, Robert Low, Emily Read, and Miriam Gross.

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Peter Stanford is a biographer, columnist and former editor of the Catholic Herald. His book, The Extra Mile: A 21st Century Pilgrimage, was published in 2010 by Continuum.

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Berenika Stefanska is a freelance writer based in Germany and Africa. Read more

Rick Stein is an English chef, restaurateur and television presenter.

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John Stein is a Professor of Neuroscience at Magdalen College, Oxford. His research focuses on the control of movement and behaviour in animals, neurological patients, dyslexics and young offenders.

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz has written more than 60 books, including acclaimed Talmudic translations and commentaries. He lives in Jerusalem. Read more

Irwin Stelzer is a business adviser and director of economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute in New York, and US columnist for The Sunday Times.

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Cita Stelzer is a freelance editor and journalist. She is a researcher at Churchill College, Cambridge. Her most recent book is Dinner with Churchill: Policy-making at the Dinner Table (Pegasus Books).  Read more

Hannah Stone was an editorial assistant at Standpoint.

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Norman Stone is Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara, and also lives in Oxford, where he was Professor of Modern History until 1997. Jeremy Black is a Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

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Tom Stoppard is a British playwright. He wrote, among others, The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead and Rock 'n' Roll. He is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.

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Gisela Stuart has been the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997, a trustee of the Henry Jackson Society and is editor of the parliamentary weekly political House Magazine.

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Andrew Stuttaford works in the international financial markets, and writes frequently about cultural and political issues in a number of US publications. He is a contributing editor of National Review Online.

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Barton Swaim works as a speechwriter. He is the author of Scottish Men of Letters and the New Public Sphere, 1802-1834.

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Helen Szamuely is the Editor of the Conservative History Journal and writes the Your Freedom and Ours blog.

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Amir Taheri writes for various magazines and newspapers about the Middle East, Islamist terrorism and the Iranian regime.

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Raymond Tallis is a retired physician and academic. His book, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Mispresentation of Mankind, was published in 2011. Roger Scruton is Visiting Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Oxford and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His book, The Uses of Pessimism and the Danger of False Hope, was published in 2012 by Atlantic.



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Michael Taube is a columnist for the Washington Times, and a former speechwriter for Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. Read more

Francesca Teoh is a graduate of Durham University.

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Sean Thomas is the author of three novels: Absent Fathers, Kissing England and The Cheek Perforation Dance. His most recent book, Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You - a memoir of his chequered lovelife - is published by Bloomsbury Books

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Gina Thomas is the UK cultural correspondent of the Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung.

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Hugh Thomas is a cross-party member of the House of Lords. His career has encompassed both America and Europe, history and politics, as a professor at New York and Boston Universities and as Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies in London. The final volume of his history of the Spanish Empire, World Without End: The Global Empire of Philip II, will be published by Allen Lane in July. Read more

J.W.M. Thompson was Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, 1976-86. He lives on the North Norfolk coast.

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Anthony Thwaite is a poet and writer. He was formerly Literary Editor of the New Statesman and Editor of Encounter. His Collected Poems was published in 2007, and in 1992 he was awarded the OBE for services to poetry. His new book, Going Out, will be published by Enitharmon in November.

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Stella Tillyard's Tides of War: A Novel of the Peninsular War was published by Chatto & Windus in 2011. Aristocrats, her bestselling work on the Lennox family, was serialised for the BBC. Read more

Rebecca Tinsley is chair of the human rights organisation Waging Peace. She used to work with the BBC and has had two novels published. She is on the Human Rights Watch London committee and is a trustee of the Carter Centre UK.

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John Torode is a political and diplomatic journalist who has held senior posts on the Financial Times, Guardian, Independent and Daily Mail. Read more

Michael J. Totten is an independent journalist whose works has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications. The Week magazine named him Blogger of the Year in 2007 for his dispatches from the Middle East.

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William Tucker writes for the American Spectator and is the author of Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America's Energy Odyssey.

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Geza Vermes's translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, first published in 1962, has sold half a million copies. His latest book is Christian Beginnings from Nazareth to Nicaea (Allen Lane). 

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Sarah Vine is a journalist and author, and is a leader writer at The Times.

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Spike Vrusho is a journalist and taxi driver. He is the author of Benchclearing: Baseball's Greatest Fights and Riots and lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

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George Walden is a former diplomat and Conservative Minister, now a writer. His books include Who's a Dandy, God Won't Save America, Time To Emigrate, and China: A Wolf in the World?

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Celia Walden is a feature writer for the Daily Telegraph. She is the author of Harm’s Way and Babysitting George (Bloomsbury). Read more

Guy Walters is the author of Berlin Games - How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream, and Hunting Evil, a history of how the Nazis escaped and were tracked down (or not).

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Keith Ward is a British cleric and scholar, and the author of many books, including The God Conclusion.

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Bryan Ward-Perkins is a lecturer in History at Oxford University and Fellow of Trinity College. He is the author of The Fall of Rome and The End of Civilisation. Read more
John Ware is a freelance broadcaster and writer. A former senior correspondent for the BBC’s Panorama, he was a Royal Television Society Television Journalist of the Year and winner of the James Cameron Prize. Read more

David Wark holds the Chair in High Energy Physics at Imperial College, London.

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Jeremy Warner is the former Business Editor of the Independent. He now works for the Daily Telegraph

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Ibn Warraq (a pseudonym) wrote his first book, Why I am not a Muslim, in 1995 in response to the Rushdie Affair. He is the author of Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism.

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Anne Marie Waters is spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign and council member of the National Secular Society.  She is a writer and speaker on democracy and human rights, and campaigns for gender equality and to end cultural and religious relativism. 

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David Watkin is Professor of the History of Architecture Cambridge University. He is the author of Sir John Soane and A History of Western Architecture. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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As a student Terry was told he would fail if he continued to submit any more classical designs Read more
Lucy Watson is an editorial assistant on Advances in Eating Disorders. Read more

 

Daisy Waugh’s novel, Melting the Snow on Hester Street, was published in April 2013 by HarperCollins. 

 

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Frances Weaver is a former web editor and columnist of Standpoint.

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Alister Wedderburn is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and King's College London. Read more
Lord Weidenfeld is the co-founder and chairman of Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Andrew Roberts is an historian. His latest book is The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. Read more

George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Roman Pilgrimage and Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic).

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Michael Weiss is Researrch Director of The Henry Jackson Society. His work has appeared in Slate, The Weekly Standard and The New Criterion.

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Ed West is the author of The Diversity Illusion: What We Got Wrong about Immigration and How to Set It Right (Gibson Square). 

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James Wharton served in the Household Cavalry for ten years until April 2013. His first book, Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier, is published by Biteback in June.  Read more

Peter Whittle is director of the New Culture Forum and author of Look at Me: Celebrating the Self in Modern Britain, Private Views: Voices from the Front Line of British Culture, Monarchy Matters and, most recently, Being British: What's Wrong With It? (Biteback).

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In the run-up to the Oscars, the doyen of British film criticism, the Observer's film critic Philip French, discusses the demise of cinema as an art form with Standpoint's critic Peter Whittle.

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Jamie Whyte is the head of research at Oliver Wyman, a former philosophy lecturer and the author of Quack Policy: Abusing Science in the Cause of Paternalism (Institute of Economic Affairs)

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Jacob Willer is a figurative painter from London. He is writing a book about how to enjoy looking at paintings. Read more
David Willetts MP is the Minister for Universities and Science. His latest book, The Pinch, is published by Atlantic Books. Frank Field MP is a former Minister for Welfare Reform and chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust. Read more
Tom Wilson is a doctoral student researching Middle Eastern politics at University College London Read more
Patrick Wilz is a history graduate of the London School of Economics, Read more
Simon Winder's most recent book Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe (Picador) was shortlisted for last year's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. Read more
Keith Windschuttle is a historian and the editor of Quadrant, the leading Australian literary and cultural magazine Read more
Oliver Wiseman is Standpoint's Assistant Editor. Read more

Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Her books include Jews and Power (Jewish Encounters).  Jack Wertheimer is the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His books include A People Divided: Judaism in Contemporary America (Basic Books) and Imagining the American Jewish Community (Brandeis University Press).

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Robert Solomon Wistrich is the Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of anti-Semitism.

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Judith Wolfe is a Lecturer in Theology at the University of St Andrews and a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. She is the author of Heidegger's Eschatology (OUP) and Heidegger and Theology (Continuum). Read more
Paul Wolfowitz is a visiting scholar in foreign and defense policy studies at AEI, where he studies development issues. He has spent more than three decades in public service and higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Read more
Philip Womack is a contributing editor of the Literary Review. His second novel, The Liberators, is published by Bloomsbury. Read more

David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. He has edited Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson. His edition of Gulliver's Travels was recently published by CUP. 

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Sir Chris Woodhead is the former Chief Inspector for Schools. His latest book is A Desolation of Learning: Is This the Education our Children Deserve?

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Alexander Woolfson is a London-based defence analyst. He holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics in the development of American grand strategy. Read more

Blair Worden is a writer and historian, and is Research Professor of History at Royal Holloway College London. He is the author of many books, including Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England.

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Peregrine Worsthorne is a writer, newspaper columnist and former Editor of the Sunday Telegraph.

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H.R. Woudhuysen is Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and the co-editor with Michael F. Suarez SJ of The Book: A Global History (OUP). Read more

Michela Wrong is a freelance writer on Africa. Her most recent book is It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower.

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Howard Jacobson is a novelist and critic. His most recent novel is Zoo Time. A.B. Yehoshua's novels include A Woman in Jerusalem, The Liberated Bride and, most recently, Friendly Fire. He used to teach comparative literature at Haifa University and is a recipient of the Israel Prize, his country's highest civilian honour

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Michael Young is opinion page editor of the Lebanon Daily Star and a contributing editor at Reason magazine.

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Toby Young is a journalist and author. He has helped set up two free schools and is opening a third next year.  Read more

Adam Zamoyski is the author of many books, including 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow, and Chopin: The Prince of the Romantics.

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Adam Zeman is Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology at Exeter. His most recent book is A Portrait of the Brain (Yale).

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