Not on the FP 100 Top Global Thinkers List

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101230_cover.jpgForeign Policy magazine asked those attending its major gala release at The Corcoran of the 2010 FP100 Top Global Thinkers to feel free to comment and send in thoughts on who should have been on the list and did not make the cut for one reason or another.
I decided to give this a shot and noted that two key intellectuals (though I have thought of a dozen or more since) should have been included. My letter appears today in the most recent issue of Foreign Policy.
The letter isn’t long — but in it I make the point that Charles Kupchan, a professor at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, has swum upstream writing and thinking about unlikely eruptions of peace in war-torn corners of human history and thinks about these episodes systematically. Kupchan’s work deserves to be on this roster.
I also suggest Chalmers Johnson who I think stands out as one of the greatest thinkers of the last century — certainly the last half of the 20th century — for his contributions on the “developmental state” and for his provocative commentary on the state of America’s post-Cold War empire.
I should have also added Princeton’s G. John Ikenberry whose concept of a “liberal Leviathan” describing America’s predicament with the rest of the world has and will be an enormously important frame through which to look at the management and containment of American power.
— Steve Clemons

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2 comments on “Not on the FP 100 Top Global Thinkers List

  1. NavyLeaks says:

    NavyLeaks?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12108151
    US Navy investigating lewd videos aboard USS Enterprise
    The US Navy says it is investigating the production of lewd videos aboard a US aircraft carrier which have turned the spotlight on a veteran commander.
    The videos were apparently made in 2006 and 2007, and one features gay slurs, simulated masturbation and women pretending to bathe together. . . .

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  2. PissedOffAmerican says:

    History’s great “thinkers” have kept mankind in a state of perpetual war now for centuries on end. The only difference between yesterday’s “top thinkers”, and today’s, is the strength of their weaponry.
    One only need look at the global state of affairs to draw sensible conclusions about the greatness of these “thinkers” thoughts. These “thinkers” are taking mankind over the abyss, all the while under the guise of humanitarian and great designs. There is no greater horror, and no more pressing danger to mankind, than the egos of the elite.

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