The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

December 1, 2010

Foreign Policy presents a unique portrait of 2010's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them.

#55. Christopher Hitchens
For refusing to surrender in the darkest of times.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/11/29/the_fp_top_100_global_thinkers?page=full

13 comments:

Lachlan said...

It's always good to see him recognised, but I doubt Hitch will be very impressed when looking at some of the characters before him in the list, like Henry Kissinger at #25!

Greggory Wood said...

Putting Mr. Hitchens below the contemptuous First Felons and the crimes of Kissinger? FP has moved down a notch or two...

FGFM said...

It's a travesty, I demand a recount!

FGFM said...

I'll use my toes!

Anonymous said...

No Greywolf or Mark G? A travesty indeed!

FGFM said...

I am a global thinker!

Anonymous said...

So much for being a 'great thinker' if all that you've done is hold the world ransom just because you are in a position of power

Anonymous said...

Lists like these are usually useless, just like people's top artists lists.

1984

Anonymous said...

THere are a hundred different ways you can phrase the title of that article and list and have all those politicians ahead of Hitchens.

I can understand Kissinger can count as a thinker, i guess. But Ron Paul? The guys a fucking moron.

But if you phrase it as "Golbal thinkers" Hitchens should be above every single one of the people on that list.

FGFM said...

Hitchens is the guy who thinks that Chalabi can break military-grade encryption, right? Some thinker!

MPH said...

This list is too embarrassing to read. I couldn't make it past #11.

Anonymous said...

"Hitchens is the guy who thinks that Chalabi can break military-grade encryption, right? Some thinker!"

And you were the guy who thought etymology was the study of butterflies.

FGFM said...

And you were the guy who thought etymology was the study of butterflies.

Decent dictionarian!

 
 
 

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