Who’s Who Of UK Intellectuals

Prospect Magazine lists Britain’s top 100 public intellectuals. Its most interesting value is comparing it with lists of decades past. “The list may also seem curiously old-fashioned. It offers little room for the new “isms” that have broken through in recent decades: feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism. There aren’t many young voices: few under 45, hardly anyone under 40. It is very middle-aged, and also very male and very white.”