10 Public Intellectuals

The Top 100 Public Intellectuals Poll was conducted in November 2005 and June 2008 by Prospect Magazine (UK) and Foreign Policy (US) on the basis of responding readers’ ballot.
Noam Chomsky : American linguist, philosopher,  libertarian socialist
Umberto Eco : Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic
Richard Dawkins : English  evolutionary biologist  author Atheist
Václav Havel :  Czech playwright, essayist, former dissident and politician.
Christopher Hitchens : British author, journalist, and literary critic
Paul Krugman :  American economist, liberal columnist, and author (Nobel)
Jürgen Habermas : German philosopher and sociologist
Amartya Sen : economist,  Professor (Nobel)
Jared Diamond : merican scientist and nonfiction author Atheist
Salman Rushdie : British Indian novelist and essayist
Fethullah Gulen : Turkish preacher
Muhammad Yunus : Bangladeshi banker and economist (Nobel)
Yusuf al-Qaradawi : Egyptian scholar and preacher
Orhan Pamuk : Turkish novelist (Nobel)
Aitzaz Ahsan : Pakistani Advocate
Amr Khaled :  Egyptian activist and preacher
Abdolkarim Soroush :  Iranian thinker, philosopher, reformer
Tariq Ramadan : Swiss Muslim academic
Mahmood Mamdani : Uganda) is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Departments of Anthropology
Shirin Ebadi :  Iranian lawyer, human rights activist

A weird analyses on the results for  Top 100 Public Intellectuals Poll conducted by Prospect Magazine (UK) and Foreign Policy (US). Do you see any difference as I did?

People who voted think religious preachers are more impotent intellectuals to this world than atheists. The same crowd was mentally aright  in 2005 :-(. Also , now there are more intellectuals in south Asia and gulf compared to west.

Looks like whole poll has intention of appeasement.

2005 list :

  1. Noam Chomsky : American philosopher, libertarian socialist
  2. Umberto Eco : Italian critic, philosopher
  3. Richard Dawkins : English biologist , author, atheist
  4. Václav Havel :  Czech playwright, essayist, politician.
  5. Christopher Hitchens : British author, journalist, and atheist
  6. Paul Krugman :  American economist, liberal columnist, and author (Nobel)
  7. Jürgen Habermas : German philosopher and sociologist
  8. Amartya Sen : Indian economist,  Professor (Nobel)
  9. Jared Diamond : American scientist , author Atheist
  10. Salman Rushdie : British Indian novelist,  Atheist

2008 list

  1. Fethullah Gulen : Turkish preacher
  2. Muhammad Yunus : Bangladeshi banker and economist
  3. Yusuf al-Qaradawi : Egyptian scholar and preacher
  4. Orhan Pamuk : Turkish novelist
  5. Aitzaz Ahsan : Pakistani Advocate
  6. Amr Khaled :  Egyptian activist and preacher
  7. Abdolkarim Soroush :  Iranian thinker, philosopher, reformer
  8. Tariq Ramadan : Swiss religous academic
  9. Mahmood Mamdani : Ugandan Professor Government
  10. Shirin Ebadi :  Iranian lawyer, human rights activist

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