Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vote For Your Favorite Public Intellectuals

Over at Foreign Policy's website, you can vote for your favorite Public Intellectuals. Since I opted out of all the "thinkers" whose claim to fame was perpetuating a neo-conservative fantasia, and couldn't bring myself to support trendoid picks like Malcolm Gladwell, choosing was both ridiculously easy, and then perplexingly difficult. Anyway, in the end, I decided to cast my votes for Lawrence Lessig, Samantha Power, Vaclav Havel, Wole Soyinka, and Alex Balk. I had to write-in one of them, but fuck it. My voice is gonna be heard.


Clayton said...

There were certainly some odd balls in there, but Daniel Dennet? Huh?

Tom said...

What's wrong with Dennett? Besides him being kind of a dick, I mean. He was writing "religion sux0rz" books before it was the in thing to do. Anyway I voted for 'im.