Who are the great thinkers in the debate about our world and its future? The U.K.-based magazine Prospect invites you to answer that question, and it has nominated 65 public intellectuals for you to choose from.
There are plenty of Americans on the list -- Katherine Boo, for example, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum” and Nate Silver, the statistician who correctly predicted the outcome in all 50 states in last year’s presidential election and who wrote “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Prediction Fail -- but Some Don’t.”
Also included are New York Review of Books editor Robert Silvers, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and authors Oliver Sacks and Jared Diamond.
Among the entrepreneurs (and one of 15 women on the list) is Sheryl Sandberg, the top executive at Facebook, whose first book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” was published this week. Reviewing "Lean In" for The Times, Rebecca Traister called it "a muscular manifesto on the gender inequities of the professional world."