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:: Habermas number 7 (20-10-2005 12:42)
Well over 20,000 people voted on who are the world’s leading public intellectuals.

FP and Britain’s Prospect magazine closed the Internet voting on October 10.

The results are:


Top 20
1 Noam Chomsky (4827)
2 Umberto Eco (2464)
3 Richard Dawkins (2188)
4 Václav Havel (1990)
5 Christopher Hitchens (1844)
6 Paul Krugman (1746)
7 Jürgen Habermas (1639)
8 Amartya Sen (1590)
9 Jared Diamond (1499)
10 Salman Rushdie (1468)
11 Naomi Klein (1378)
12 Shirin Ebadi (1309)
13 Hernando de Soto (1202)
14 Bjørn Lomborg (1141)
15 Abdolkarim Soroush (1114)
16 Thomas Friedman (1049)
17 Pope Benedict XVI (1046)
18 Eric Hobsbawm (1037)
19 Paul Wolfowitz (1028)
20 Camille Paglia (1013)


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