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Mine are Ben Shapiro, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Camille Paglia, Jordan Peterson, Lawrence Krauss and Douglas Murray. I know they are of different political opinions but they are interesting.
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Out of that list I only like Camille Paglia, Lawrence Krauss and Douglas Murray. Dawkins is ok I guess. You might also like Slavoj zizek and Christopher Hitchens.
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Out of that list I only like Camille Paglia, Lawrence Krauss and Douglas Murray. Dawkins is ok I guess. You might also like Slavoj zizek and Christopher Hitchens.
Hitchens is dead, isn't he?
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Hitchens is dead, isn't he?
Yes, well I was mentioning him in case you hadn't heard of him, and he talked about issues that are still contemporary to us now.
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Yes, well I was mentioning him in case you hadn't heard of him, and he talked about issues that are still contemporary to us now.
Of course, I've heard of the Hitch. 😎
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Jordan Peterson
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Bob Mortimer.
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Noam Chomsky or Cornell West. Add in Howard Zinn too
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Graham Hancock (knew of him long before the whole JRE thing). Regardless of whether he is right or wrong, his books are always well worth the read.
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Out of that list I only like Camille Paglia, Lawrence Krauss and Douglas Murray. Dawkins is ok I guess. You might also like Slavoj zizek and Christopher Hitchens.
Slavoj Zizek? I didn't know I would find someone with so much taste on here :eek:
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Slavoj Zizek? I didn't know I would find someone with so much taste on here :eek:
My friend really likes Zizek. I don't know much about him though.
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My friend really likes Zizek. I don't know much about him though.
He’s only the classiest Freudo-Marxist around

How can anyone dislike him?
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Mine are Ben Shapiro, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Camille Paglia, Jordan Peterson, Lawrence Krauss and Douglas Murray. I know they are of different political opinions but they are interesting.
There are not exactly intellectuals per say but they are advocates of right wing ideas. Men's rights is not right wing however.
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There are not exactly intellectuals per say but they are advocates of right wing ideas. Men's rights is not right wing however.
Krauss, Dawkins and Pinker aren't right wing. I don't think Harris, is either, although some would dispute that 🤔
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Hideo Kojima
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Krauss, Dawkins and Pinker aren't right wing. I don't think Harris, is either, although some would dispute that 🤔
Getting both sides of an argument is being an intellectual. Good for you.
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Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, David Starkey, Julie Bindel, Jordan Peterson, Naomi Klein, Peter Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Rupert Shortt, Sam Harris, Shirin Ebadi and Susan Greenfield.
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