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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). Julie Bindel is a journalist and feminist. She is the  co-editor of The Map of My Life: The Story of Emma Humphreys (Astraia Press). Peter Blegvad teaches Creative Writing at Warwick University. Michael Burleigh is Professor of History at the University of Buckingham. His latest book, Moral Combat: A History of World War II, is published by HarperPress. Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer. Tim Congdon is an economist and CEO of International Monetary Research. John Cottingham is Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London, and an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. His latest book is Why Believe? (Continuum). Mara Delius writes for the culture section of Die Welt. She lives in New York. Jessica Duchen is a music journalist, biographer and novelist. She blogs on music at Ruth Dudley Edwards is an historian, crime-writer and journalist. Sheis theauthor of the prize-winning Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of Justice (Vintage). Tibor Fischer’s latest novel, Good to be God, is out in paperback from Alma Books. Miriam Gross is the former senior editor of Standpoint and is on its advisory board. She was literary editor of the Sunday Telegraph, 1991-2005. Clive Head is a realist painter. His work will be displayed in Clive Head: Modern Perspectives, at the National Gallery from October 13. William Horsley is a former BBC correspondent covering Europe. Clive James’s recent books of prose are The Revolt of the Pendulum and The Blaze of Obscurity, published by Picador last year along with Opal Sunset, a volume of poems. R. W. Johnson is a South African journalist and historian. He is the author of South Africa’s Brave NewWorld: The Beloved Country Since the End of Apartheid (Penguin). 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). Tim Montgomerie is the co-founder of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and editor of the ConservativeHome website. Anthony O’Hear is the Weston Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckingham. Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies. Melanie Phillips is a columnist for the Daily Mail. Her latest book is The World

Claire Berlinski

Tibor Fischer

Miriam Gross

John Cottingham

George Weigel

Ruth Dudley Edwards

Conrad Leyser

Melanie Phillips


September 2010

Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power (Encounter). Michael Pinto-Duschinsky is an academic and member of the board of directors of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. He is author of Send the Rascals Packing: Defects of Proportional Representation and the Virtues of the Westminster Model. Michael Prodger is literary editor of the Sunday Telegraph. Nick Redgrove is a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Mark Ronan  is Honorary Professor of Mathematics at University College London and Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Joshua Rozenberg  presents Law in Action on BBC Radio 4. He writes a blog on legal affairs at 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 June by Atlantic. Helen Szamuely is the Editor of the Conservative History Journal. Raymond Tallis is a retired physician and academic. His forthcoming book, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Mispresentation of Mankind,  will be published by Atlantic next year. J. W. M. Thompson was Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, 1976-86, and before that was Deputy Editor of the Spectator. Spike Vrusho is a journalist and taxidriver. He is the author of Benchclearing: Baseball’s Greatest Fights and Riots (The Lyons Press) and lives in Rhinebeck, New York. George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center. He has recently completed his two-volume biography of Pope John Paul II with the publication of The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday). David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. Special thanks to Kate Moore

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