The New Political Center

Thought leaders

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#1 Sam Harris 
Author of The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Waking Up, and other bestselling books published in over 20 languages. Host of the Waking Up podcast.
100.0
#2 Richard Dawkins 
UK biologist & writer. Science, the poetry of reality. Good-humoured ridicule of religions. RTs don't imply endorsement, nor exhaustive research of tweeter's CV
79.0
#3 Jonathan Haidt 
Social psychologist at NYU-Stern. Author of The Righteous Mind. Reflections on how social & moral psychology can improve companies, universities, and societies.
67.8
#4 Steven Pinker 
Cognitive scientist at Harvard.
80.1
#5 Christina Sommers 
Resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Former philosophy professor. Author of Who Stole Feminism? Host of video blog: The Factual Feminist.
57.7
#6 Charles Murray 
Husband, father, social scientist, writer, Madisonian. Or maybe right-wing ideologue, pseudoscientist, evil. Opinions differ.
56.7
#7 Daniel Dennett 
I'm an author and philosopher of mind and cognitive scientist
62.2
#8 Michael Shermer 
Publisher Skeptic Magazine, Monthly columnist Scientific American, Presidential Fellow Chapman University
57.1
#9 Maajid 
Author : : Columnist : : Counter-Extremist : : Founder : : Broadcaster
49.9
#10 Ayaan Hirsi Ali 
Human rights activist, founder , fellow . New book 'Heretic' published March 24th.
51.3
#11 Paul Bloom 
Psychologist who studies and writes about human nature—including morality, pleasure, and religion
45.3
#12 Dave Rubin 
Wanted to be in the NBA.
43.2
#13 Bret Weinstein 
Biology Professor. Evolutionary trade-off theorist. Floats. No taboo topics. This is not a safe space. Humor is dangerous--Don't accept the risk? Don't follow.
38.2
#14 Ali A. Rizvi 
Pakistani-Canadian author of The Atheist Muslim (SMP/Macmillan). Amazon order link below. Co-host of podcast. Contact: [email protected]
36.5
#15 Nicholas Christakis 
Professor at Yale University. Author. Physician. Sociologist. Working at boundary of natural & social sciences. Can slip to a side. Luckily wed
35.2
#16 Douglas Murray 
Author of 'The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam', (available wherever books are sold). Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society.
34.7
#17 Niall Ferguson 
International man of history. Author, broadcaster, senior fellow. Latest book is Kissinger, vol. I: The Idealist (Penguin, September 2015).
33.6
#18 Sarah Haider 
Promotes free-speech, human rights, liberalism, atheism. Director of Outreach,Ex-Muslims of North America. Pakistani by birth, American by choice. Views my own.
33.0
#19 Gad Saad 
Professor of Marketing, Evolutionary Behavioral Scientist, & Author
33.1
#20 Lawrence M. Krauss 
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Best-Selling Author, Producer, Actor, Science and Public Policy Advocate
33.6
#21 Peter Boghossian 
33.4
#22 Bill Maher 
The Official Bill Maher Twitter
54.9
#23 Geoffrey Miller 
Evolutionary psych professor; wrote some books. Mate choice, sexual politics, Effective Altruism, freedom. Most tweets are ironic & don't reflect anyone's views
30.0
#24 Eric Weinstein 
Managing director @ Thiel Capital. Some assembly required. Spelling not included. May contain math. Tweets are my own.
28.8
#25 Robert Wright 
Author of Nonzero, The Moral Animal, The Evolution of God. Visiting Professor of Science & Religion, Union Theological Seminary. Co-founder, EIC,
28.7
#26 David Frum 
Senior Editor, The Atlantic. Author, "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic" (HarperCollins, Jan. 2018)
50.6
#27 Razib Khan 
Science, history, etc. Do genetics, evolution, & read books. Tweets do not represent any institution I have any affiliation with (e.g.
26.3
#28 SteveStewartWilliams 
Evolutionary psychology, sex differences, behavioral genetics, IQ, etc. My second book, The Ape That Understood the Universe, is due to hit the shelves in 2018.
25.1
#29 Glenn Loury 
Professor of Economics and Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University. Works on race and inequality in the US and throughout the world.
28.2
#30 John McWhorter 
I teach linguistics at Columbia U., write for Time, CNN and the Atlantic, and host Lexicon Valley at Slate. Latest book is TALKING BACK, TALKING BLACK.
25.0
#31 Ross Douthat 
New York Times columnist, National Review film critic, author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Free Press, 2012).
32.1
#32 John Brockman 
Author & Cultural impresario (—Chmn, Brockman, Inc. ()—Editor, —Bio (
24.5
#33 Jordan B Peterson 
U Toronto Psychology Professor. NOTE: RTs/follows are not to be read unfailingly as endorsements. I sometimes post material with which I do not agree.
24.5
#34 Muhammad Syed (PBUM) 
President, Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) - Human rights activist, with a focus on efforts to normalize religious dissent & promote secularism
23.6
#35 J.D. Vance 
Author of (available here: investor . Speaking requests .
23.7
#36 Jonathan Chait 
Writer for New York magazine. [email protected]
28.3
#37 Anne Applebaum 
author of RED FAMINE, GULAG and IRON CURTAIN. Washington Post columnist. Professor, LSE Institute of Global Affairs and co-director,ARENA
25.5
#38 Neil deGrasse Tyson 
Astrophysicist
29.9
#39 Reihan Salam 
24.7
#40 (((Megan McArdle))) 
Columnist . Ex-Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Economist. Opinions my own. Buy my new book, The Up Side of Down!
22.8
#41 Ramesh Ponnuru 
, , . Husband of . In "greatest rap video of all time."
22.1
#42 Lalo Dagach 
Commentary on international politics, religion and #atheism • Host of .
19.8
#43 Diana S. Fleischman 
Evolutionary psychologist utilitarian. Sexologist, disgustologist, effective altruist, bivalvegan. I am aware my name means "meat man".
19.8
#44 Kay Hymowitz 
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor, City Journal, author of The New Brooklyn
19.8
#45 Greg Lukianoff 
CEO of , #freespeech lawyer. author of UNLEARNING LIBERTY & FREEDOM FROM SPEECH:
22.2
#46 Arthur Brooks 
President of . Bestselling author. Fighting to defend human dignity, expand human potential, and enhance the competition of ideas.
20.1
#47 Jamie Kirchick 🌹 
Visiting Fellow ; Columnist ; Correspondent . Auf Deutsch . Author, THE END OF EUROPE. Writing a history of gay DC.
19.9
#48 Will Saletan 
National Correspondent, . Question everything.
19.0
#49 Yeyo 
Evolution and human behaviour. Sees the alt-right and SJWs as ideological twins. You might find me offensive. Multiracial mongrel. Hispanic shitlord
18.1
#50 Andy C. Ngo 
Freelance journalist; UCLA alumnus; graduate student researching Islamism at Portland State. Trilingual: EN/DE/VN. DM enabled.
18.2