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On this page you will read about authors of books on politics by people with an array of political persuasions. They argue their point eloquently and with conviction. Their points and their reasoning and their methods might differ, but their honesty cannot be called into question.

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Picture of Benjamin R Barber

Benjamin R Barber is the Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and the director of the Walt Whitman Centre for the Culture and Politics of Democracy. Barber collabborated on the successful book and TV series, The Struggle for Democracy.
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Picture of Noel Browne

Noel Browne has been a controvetial figure in Irish politics. Not afraid to stand up and be counted he faced opposition from without and within. Yet he remained steadfast to his principles. Principles which were not steeped in discipline but, were focused on the betterment of the people he represented.
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Jimmy Carter has achieved many things since his departure from the Presidency of the USA. He set up the Carter Centre in 1982 to promote human rights. Jimmy Carter has travelled extensively in support of human rights and in assisting the eradication of disease in underdeveloped countries.
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Noam Chomsky is among other things, a political commentator, a social justice activist. a linguist, a philosopher and a cognitive scientist. Chomsky was deeply opposed to American involvement in the Vietnam War and he was arrested on a number of occasions for his activities.
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James Connolly was born in Edinburgh on June 5, 1868 to Irish parents. He died on May 12, 1916. Connolly was shot by the British because of his leadership role in the 1916 Easter Rising. Connolly was politically active in a struggle to gain rights for workers not just in Ireland, but in Scotland and the United States. His focus was on Ireland.
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Robin Cook was Foreign Secretary in the English Government from 1997 until 2001. Robin Cook resigned from the Cabinet in protest at the invasion of Iraq.
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Anna Coote and Beatrix Campbell. Anna Coote is head of social policy for Nef - the New Economics Foundation Beatrix Campbell was born in February 1947 in Carlisle, England. Campbell has been a tireless campaigner for Women's issues and received an OBE in 2009 for her efforts in equaity.
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Susan George has been a political and social scientist. She has been the Director of the Transnational Institute whose work is to address the disparities between the rich and the poor peoples of the world. To investigate the causes of the disparity and to develop programmes for their remedy.
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Stephen Knight was an author and journalist who published books about Freemasonry, including The Brotherhood and Jack the Ripper. In the latter he accused the Freemasons and the Royal Family of collusion in the crimes.
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Antjie Krog was born in Kroonstadt in Orangr Free State, South Africa.in October 1952. She has long been opposed to the apartheid system of her fellow Afrikaans. Antjie caused some controversey with a poem she wrote for her school.
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Michael Moore produces controvertial filmm documentaries and books. His Fahrenheit 9/11 is the highest ever grossing documentary film at the American boxoffice. Moore famously rallies against the Iraq War, Globalisation, Capitalism amongst other protests.
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John Pilger is an Australion journalist, film-maker and author who has taken a stance against British, American and Australian foreign policy. He also makes films about Australia's indigeneous people and their treatment.
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Ivor Richard and Damien Welfare are two parliamentarians who have devoted their efforts to reforming the House of Lords to make it more democratic and more representative of the public interest.
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Picture of Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is an American economist and promoter of the cause of removing poverty in the world. Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world's leading experts on economic development and he sees poverty as a hinderance to economic development.
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Picture of Anthony Sampson

Anthony Sampson was an author and journalist who published many books on Britain. He also wrote about the oil industry and the Airline from a political standpoint.
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Picture of George Thomas

George Thomas was Speaker of the House in the House of Commons from 1974-1976. These were very turbulent years which saw the Labour Party lose power and both the Labour Party and the Liberals lose their leaders. Thomas was born in Port Talbot, Wales in 1909. He was Secatary of State for Wales from 1968-70. He also oversaw the first broadcasting on television of parliamentary proceedings.
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Picture of Hunter S Thompson

Hunter S Thompson was an author and journalist. Thompson developed a style of journalism called 'gonzo journalism in which the journalist became so involved in the story that he became the centre figure of the story.

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