Negative Human Rights for a Positive Human Future

Definition of Negative Human Rights - i.e. the very foundation of the freedom part of the anti-fascist Universal Human Rights declaration of 1948.

Most people today are A(mono)theists, i.e. not "believing" in an impossible "one god"*. Such a "collective god" would mean equally many personal "gods" as there are believers/interpretors. "Monotheisms" are for racist/sexist movements - not for individuals. Human Rights are for individuals living among individuals with same rights.

Religion always means a total or partial reduction of some people's (e.g. women''s) Human Rights equality.

Being against A(mono)theism must be categorized as contempt of basic Human Rights equality because "monotheists" have doctrines which can't comply with basic Human Rights equality.
Klevius moral formula is a bedrock you can't beat:

1 There's no absolute and fixed moral in a dynamic society.

2 Therefor we have to repeatedly agree on a minimum moral and equality for all.

3 In doing so we are logically forced to approve of negative Human Rights, i.e. not to impose restrictions other than necessary in a democracy based on as much freedom as possible for all individuals - no matter of sex, race etc. And, for the truly dumb ones, do note that this definition excludes the freedom to restrict freedom.

* Though some people keep calling their own racist/sexist "interpretation" as "god's/allah's will").

Rule Britisharia Human Rightsphobia

Saudi induced muslim attack on UK Parliament. How many elsewhere? And what about Saudi/OIC's sharia

Saudi induced muslim attack on UK Parliament. How many elsewhere? And what about Saudi/OIC's sharia

Racist UK Government and BBC

Racist UK Government and BBC

UK's sharia ties to Saudi islamofascism threaten EU (and UK) security

UK's sharia ties to Saudi islamofascism threaten EU (and UK) security

Warning for BBC's faked "news" and support for Human Rights violating Saudi/OIC islamofascism

Warning for BBC's faked "news" and support for Human Rights violating Saudi/OIC islamofascism

Peter Klevius "islamophobia"/Human Rightsphobia test for you and your politicians

Sharia and weaponry keeps Brexit-UK in EU - with leaking borders and against the will of the people

Sharia and weaponry keeps Brexit-UK in EU - with leaking borders and against the will of the people

While EU closes internal borders it opens external ones.

While EU closes internal borders it opens external ones.

"Brits" who are racist against EU citizens but dare not criticize muslims - here's your passport.

"Brits" who are racist against EU citizens but dare not criticize muslims - here's your passport.

Welcoming UK's main security threat - and committing treason against the will of the people

Welcoming UK's main security threat - and committing treason against the will of the people

The ultimate treason against people in England, Ireland and Scotland

The ultimate treason against people in England, Ireland and Scotland

True Brits for the islamofascist Saudi dictator family and against Human Rights

Klevius: Face it, Wikipedia, BBC etc. fake media - Finland was first in the world with full suffrag

The network that reignited evil Human Rightsphobic sharia islam via al-Saud

Human Rightsphobe Jacob Rees-Mogg and BBC News crack jokes about Germans lacking humour

UK PM candidate Rees-Mogg: Germans needed Human Rights - we don't. Klevius: I really think you do.

Klevius "islamophobia" CV

Some basic facts to consider about Klevius* (except that he is both "extremely normal" and extremely intelligent - which fact, of course, would not put you off if you're really interested in these questions):

* Mentored by G. H. von Wright, Wittgenstein's successor at Cambridge.

1 Klevius' analysis of consciousness is the only one that fits what we know - after having eliminated our "pride" bias of being humans (which non-human would we impress, anyway?). Its starting point is described and exemplified in a commentary to Jurgen Habermas in Klevius book Demand for Resources (1992:30-33, ISBN 9173288411, based on an article by Klevius from 1981), and is further explained in a commentary to Francis Crick's book The Astonishing Hypothesis under the title The Even More Astonishing Hypothesis (EMAH), which can be found in Stalk's archive and which has been on line since 2003 for anyone to access/assess.

2 Klevius out of island/mainland fluctuating Southeast Asia Denisovans up to big skulled Siberians as the birth of much more intelligent modern humans who then spread all over the world, is the only analysis that fits both genetic reality as well as tool and art sophistication seen in e.g. the Denisova cave (no dude, Blombos etc. don’t come even close).

3 Klevius criticism of Human Rights violating sharia islamofascism (e.g. OIC) which is called "islamophobia" by islamofascists and their supporters who don't care about the most basic of Human Rights (e.g. re. women). Klevius' "islamophobia" has two roots: 1) UN's 1948 Universal Human Rights declaration, which, contrary to any form of muslim sharia, doesn't, for example, allow sex to be an excuse for robbing females of their full Human Rights equality, and 2) the history of the origin of islam ( e.g. Hugh Kennedy, Robert G. Hoyland, K. S. Lal etc.) which reveals a murderous, pillaging, robbing, enslaving and raping racist/sexist supremacist ideology that exactly follows precisely those basic islamic tenets which are now called "unislamic" but still survive today (as sharia approved sex slavery, sharia approved "liberation” jihad, academic jihad etc.) behind the sharia cover which is made even more impenetrable via the spread of islamic finance, mainly steered from the islamofascist Saudi dictator family.

4 Klevius analysis of sex segregation/apartheid (now deceptively called “gender segregation”) and heterosexual attraction - see e.g. Demand for Resources (1981/1992), Daughters of the Social State (1993), Angels of Antichrist (1996), Pathological Symbiosis (2003), or Klevius PhD research on heterosexual attraction/sex segregation and opposition to female footballers (published in book form soon).

Klevius 1979: Human Rights for girls/women rather than religion

Klevius 1979: Human Rights for girls/women rather than religion

BBC (imp)lies that 84% of the world is "monotheist" although most people are A(mono)theists

BBC (imp)lies that 84% of the world is "monotheist" although most people are A(mono)theists

Klevius can no longer distinguish between the techniques of BBC and Nazi propaganda - can you!

By squeezing in Atheist ideologies/philosophies as well as polytheisms under the super set BBC calls "religion", and by narrowing 'Atheism' to what it's not (Atheism is what it says on the tin - no god) they produced the extremely faked proposition that 84% of the world's population is "religious". Moreover, BBC also proudly claimed that the 84% figure is rising even more. Well, that's only by relying on those poor women in Pakistan, Bangladesh, English muslim ghettos (where most so called "British" women don't even speak English) etc., who still produce many more children than the average in the world. But Klevius doesn't think this abuse of girls/women is anything to cheer.

Racist Theresa May is robbing EU citizens of their Human Rights

Is Mrs Theresa May digging a miserable "British" sharia "empire" under the Brexit cliff?

Mrs May plays sharia with the islamofascist Saudi dictator family - skipping Human Rights. Right

This (via Saudi sharia finance) is the main threat to your Human Rights

This (via Saudi sharia finance) is the main threat to your Human Rights

Saudi muslim war criminal and Human-rightsophobe is loved by BBC

BBC, the world's biggest fake/selective news site - with an evil agenda

BBC, the world's biggest fake/selective news site  - with an evil agenda

BBC's compulsory fee funded propaganda for Saudi sharia islam

Support Klevius' Atheist anti-fascism against islamofascism

This is what BBC's muslim sharia presenter Mishal Husain "forgot" to report. Mishal grew up in the very same theocratic medieval dictatorship which now harbors and rules all muslims world organization OIC and its Human Rights violating sharia. While also spreading islamic hatred over the world through a variety of channels.

Klevius to dumb (or just evil) alt-left "antifa" people who support the worst of Human Rights violating evil:

True anti-fascism in its purest form is laid down in the Universal Human Rights declaration of 1948. Islam (OIC) has in UN decided to abandon the most basic of these rights (the so called negative Human Rights).

Fascism is, according to Google's top hit, "a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation*, and forcible suppression of opposition." 23 Aug 2017

So let's face islam with this definition.

A political philosophy, movement, or regime (islam) that exalts nation (Umma) and often race (muslims) above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government (Koran text/Mohammad's example) headed by a dictatorial leader (the caliph - e.g. the Saudi based OIC's Saudi leader), severe economic and social regimentation* (sharia), and forcible suppression of opposition (apostasy ban against muslims wanting to leave islam, and demonizing defenders of Human Rights by calling them "islamophobes").

And islamofascism gets away with it by calling itself a religion and thereby being protected by those very Human Rights it opposes.

* According to Cambridge dictionary, "extreme organization and control of people".

Is the islamofascist Saudi dictator "prince" Mohammad bin Salman the world's most dangerous man?

Is the islamofascist Saudi dictator "prince" Mohammad bin Salman the world's most dangerous man?
Is the islamofascist Saudi dictator "prince" Mohammad bin Salman the world's most dangerous man?

Saudi islamofascism attacks Buddhists - again and again - backed by Mrs May.

When will the world finally turn on the hateful Saudi dictator family - rather than on its victims?

The islamofascist Saudi dictator family spreading its islamist hate and losses while FEEding Lnd

The islamofascist Saudi dictator family spreading its islamist hate and losses while FEEding Lnd
The islamofascist Saudi dictator family spreading its islamist hate and losses over you

How an organization of islamic crimes (OIC) violates Human Rights

The Viking phenomenon started with bilingual Finns raiding/trading sex slaves to Abbasid (ca 750)

What is "islamophobia"?

Human Rights is diversity - sharia is the opposite

The evil of Sharia islam is what makes it incompatible with Negative Human Rights (i.e. why islamic OIC violates Human Rights by replacing them with Sharia, hence excluding women and non-muslims from equality). The evil of islam and its origin may be easier to grasp with historical examples, e.g. the Origin of Vikings.

It's racism and sexism even if proposed by a "god"! Klevius altruistic virtual volunteering for the world community in defense of Universal Human Rights . Yes, I know, it's unfair. Klevius vs islam, i.e. Universal Human Rights vs Sharia (OIC) racism/sexism! Of course Klevius will win. The question is just how long we should allow the dying beast to make people suffer. (Negative) Human Rights is not a ”Western” invention! It’s where you end up when you abandon racism and sexism, idiot! After you have abandoned islam! Your confused islamophilia and ignorance about Human Rights make YOU an accomplice to islam's crimes! Whereas Human Rights work as egalitarian and universal traffic rules (no matter who you are or what you drive you have the same rights as everyone else) islam/Sharia differs between muslim men and the rest (women and "infidels")!

Ask yourself, why can't racist islam (OIC) accept Human Rights? The answer reveals the difference between totalitarianism and freedom. And even if everyone converted to islam we'd still have Sharia sexism.
Have you noticed that when the history of slavery is (PC) debated islam is always excluded/excused? Atlantic slave trade and Roman slaves are eagerly mentioned while the world's by far worst, longest and most extensive one is blinked, as is the fact that islam not only sanctions slavery but is itself built on slavery and sex slavery (rapetivism)! The core idea of islam is the most thoroughly elaborated parasitism ever, i.e. what in 1400 yrs has made it the by far worst crime ever. But thanks to islamic teachings muslims are kept extremely ignorant about the evil origin of islam (institutionalized parasitism based on slave finance, rapetivism and pillage). Ohlig: The first two "islamic" centuries lie in the shadows of history. Klevius: There was no islam or islamic Mohammad (that's why the Saudis have levelled Mohammad's "grave" etc), only the evil murdering, pillaging and raping Aramaic-Arabic Jewish("Christian") led illiterate Arab thugs chasing for booty and sex. The "success" of this formula became later institutionalized and codified as a one way (Koran/Sharia) moral excuse (Allah) for further racist/sexist genocides. The bedrock and currency of this system was racist slavery. However, with Enlightenment the new idea of individual (negative) Human Rights emerged (incl. abolishing of slavery) and were, much later (1948), written down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights according to which everyone is equal no matter of sex, beliefs etc. Just like in traffic! But unlike traffic rules no one really seems to care about guarding our most precious asset as human beings. Instead racist sexist islamofascism (OIC and the Cairo Sharia declaration) is protected by Human Rights while they strive to undermine and eventually destroy these Human Rights! And most people don't seem to get it. Always remember, there is no islam without Human Rights violating racist/sexist Sharia. So a "vote" for Sharia-islam is AGAINST democracy and the freedom part of Human Rights!

Sayeeda Warsi (UK's non-elected OIC/Sharia politician) in essence doesn't differ from those muslim Saudi women who approve of sex slavery etc, other than that she is either ignorant or a traitor (against democracy and Human Rights) of the worst kind.

We're all born unequal - that's why we need Human Rights, not islam!

Audi then built by Jewish slaves - today dangerous quality problems

Myth vs Truth

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Christian Holocaust and islamic Darfur etc vs Human Rights

Atheism (i.e. Human Rights)* is our only possible future against religious egoism, hatred, racism and sexism - and genocides like Holocaust and Darfur etc.

* All forms of "monotheism" have continuous problems adapting to Human Rights - and if they do adapt they loose their own definition! This is why Saudi based islamofascist OIC (the muslim world Umma) abandoned Human Rights in UN and replaced them with (Human Rights violating) Sharia for all muslims.

Giulio Meotti: "European Christians stood by and let the Holocaust happen in the best case, aiding and abetting it in the worst"

Passion for Human Rightsphobia and prayers against Human Rights

The very definition of “monotheist* religion” is segregation in one form or another – or both

* There are ALWAYS as many “gods” as there are interpretors, which fact well represents the resemblance between the god of Genesis and his Human creation. 

Atheism (no, not communism or socialism, stupid but the opposite to racist/sexist “monotheisms”) is the only path to compassion, simply because it's the only way for you to truly share your human loneliness in an incomprehensible universe. Installing a "god" makes you less compassionate because you have hence left part of your moral RAM open for the evil (intellectual copyright Klevius).

The intellectual and emotional emptiness caused by the unreachable "gods"  of monotheisms paves the way for racism, sexism and genocides, i.e. religious hatred.

Truly disgusting religious fanatism on BBC

Due to its dirty Mideastern/islam connection BBC continues its hysterical and senseless religious propaganda. Not a mentioning of islam's crimes against humanity during 1400 tears!

Who Were the Five Million Non-Jewish Holocaust Victims? 

According to Terese Pencak Schwartz (writing in the Jewish Virtual Library), of the 11 million people killed during the Holocaust, six million were Polish citizens. Three million were Polish Jews and another three million were Polish Christians and Catholics. Most of the remaining mortal victims were from other countries including Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Holland, France and even Germany.

However, according to Klevius, there is reason to believe that most of the Jews were non-practicing (as Obama's father was a non-practicing muslim) or at the least quite normalized compared to the surrounding society. So why are non-Jewish victims forgotten or downplayed from Holocaust remembrances ? Because of the same reason that muslims belonging to the 1.5 Billion strong muslim Umma ( led by Saudi based OIC with its Sharia, and its Turkish Fuhrer Ihsanoglu) are called “minorities” in need of defense while non-muslims in need of defense are called “white trash” etc or simply ignored.

Muslim racists not only exploit the Israel-Palestine conflict to hide and boast their hatred for Jews and non-muslims.

Abdelkader, an Algerian: "The (muslim) terrorists told us at the very start that they would not hurt muslims but were only interested in the Christians and infidels," he recalled. "'We will kill them."

Dear ignorant islam indoctrinated (by Saudi islamofascist oil money?) reader! Please, excuse me folks for my language but how else could one address a stubborn idiot who doesn't admit that 2+2=4 where 2 is racism and 2 is sexism and 4 (during 1400 years) is the worst crime against humanity and now against Human Rights! True islam is still destroying, pillaging, assaulting, murdering and raping around us (on top of “ordinary” crimes) and denying this fact is not only denying the Koran (where many muslim rapists and other thugs/jihadists get their inspiration) but also complying with islam's crimes and prolonging the suffering of islam's victims.

The problem with "monotheisms"

In monotheisms there are always equally many personal “gods” as there are persons. “Monotheism” only makes sense as a means for impositions.

And both the collective and institutionalized “god” as well as the personal “god” is inevitably in conflict with basic human rights. Racism and sexism, i.e. when individuals are classified as having different “rights” (a real right can never, per definition, be different) it always means some sort of suppression and abuse, all the way from extremely mild forms to the most disgusting one, i.e. islam. Although all “monotheisms” originated in the racist “our god told us”/”chosen people” syndrome (and only in this sense one may agree that islam, in a retributional meaning, was there from scratch) only islam has an ideological core that is sophistically tuned solely for parasitism/slavery/rapetivism. This is also quite understandable as islam was a late comer that already knew about the ideology of Jews believing in Jesus which was seen as a less useful doctrine for plunder and rapetivism. Arab slave raiding/trading centered around a racist use of the Arabic language. Only Arabic speakers could be true muslims and hence theoretically exempted from slavery (although not always necessarily in practice). When Arab slave raiders/traders As Klevius has repeatedly announced for over a decade (e.g. with excerpts from The Roots Guide) the Koran/islam based Arab slave trade on which the whole of islam has been based, was so enormous and disastrous according to historical records, that it would be unbearable now for anyone still believing in islam to admit it. That's why we have this extraordinary denial, cover up and even prosecution against mentioning this humongous abscess in human history. Nor does it become less sensitive that it happened to be Jews who, in a much smaller scale, predated muslims in this raiding and trafficking.


Klevius is a non-socialist Atheist (i.e. against all racist/sexist monotheisms and for Universal Human Rights - see Angels of Antichrist) who supports re-distribution of taxes as long as they don't end up in a state bureaucracy (see Angels of Antichrist - the most important sociological paper from the last century). Klevius comes from a minority (as we all do) which in his case happens to be Finland-Swedish. Due to Klevius' scientific methodology (self-criticism) he usually ends up on the loosing side when it comes to traits usually considered good. So for example, when Klevius defends Human Rights he automatically becomes labeled an "islamophobe". Klevius research has resulted in the understanding 1) that modern humans evolved in cold Siberia/Altai and that his “Caucasoid race” is a "bastard race" 2) that the most intelligent people were non-Caucasoids 3) that monotheist religions harbor innate racism and sexism (that was an easy one and done with at the mature age of 14), 4) that feminism is a form of segregation/chauvinism and not in accordance with Human Rights (in fact, 'muslim feminism' makes sense cause it's the same as Sharia) 5) that islam is the worst ideological crime ever against humanity 6) that there is no Homunculus (“mind”) in our brain other than the anti-monotheist idea that we are able to classify ourselves as 'Humans' due to our loneliness in that very definition (see EMAH - the Even More Astonishing Hypothesis).

Human races (the gray area being the "bastard belt" and the red area mongoloids). 

Some Atheists  collected from the web

The numbers and order should be ignored. Nor does Klevius take any responsibility for the content. Edit it for yourself.

1. Woody Allen 2. Lance Armstrong 3. Kevin Bacon 4. Björk 5. James Cameron 6. Fidel Castro 7. David Duchovny 8. Alan Cumming 9. Rodney Dangerfield 10. Ani DiFranco 11. Roger Ebert 12. Bret Easton Ellis 13. Jodie Foster 14. Noam Chomsky 15. Sigmund Freud 16. Marlon Brando 17. Kim Jong-il 18. Ricky Gervais 19. Hugh Hefner 20. Mikhail Gorbachev 21. Seth Green 22. Kathy Griffin 23. Che Guevara 24. Ernest Hemingway 25. Eddie Izzard 26. Billy Joel 27. Frida Kahlo 28. Bruce Lee 29. John Lennon 30. Norm Macdonald 31. Bill Maher 32. Barry Manilow 33. Mao Zedong 34. Seth MacFarlane 35. Julianne Moore 36. Rafael Nadal 37. Randy Newman 38. Jack Nicholson 39. George Orwell 40. Barack Obama Sr. 41. Joaquin Phoenix 42. Brad Pitt 43. Daniel Radcliffe 44. Andy Rooney 45. Margaret Sanger 46. Sarah Silverman 47. Joseph Stalin 48. Howard Stern 49. Ted Turner 50. Eddie Vedder 51. Ted Williams 52. Frank Zappa 53. Mark Zuckerberg 54. Charlie Chaplin 55. Jamie Hyneman 56. Angelina Jolie 57. Larry King 58. Stanley Kubrick 59. John Malkovich 60. Helen Mirren 61. Gene Wilder 62. Keanu Reeves 63. Adam Savage 64. Penn & Teller 65. Warren Buffett 66. Liam Gallagher 67. Katharine Hepburn 68. Simone de Beauvoir 69. Richard Dawkins 70. Thomas Edison 71. Harvey Fierstein 72. Janeane Garofalo 73. Jamiroquai 74. Artie Lange 75. Ayn Rand 76. Burt Lancaster 77. Arthur Miller 78. Patton Oswalt 79. Ray Romano 80. Paula Poundstone 81. Diego Rivera 82. Joe Rogan 83. Louis Theroux 84. Jimmy Wales 85. Kurt Vonnegut 86. Virginia Woolf 87. Richard Branson 88. Marlene Dietrich 89. Mark Twain 90. Edgar Allan Poe 91. Andrew Carnegie 92. Marie Curie 93. Diane Keaton 94. Helen Keller 95. Phyllis Diller 96. Larry Flynt 97. Susan B. Anthony 98. Charlie Kaufman 99. William Shatner 100. Billie Joe Armstrong 101. Bill Nye Authors Adams Aristophanes Asimov Baldwin Breton Chekhov Clarke Dawkins de Sade Harris Heinlein Hitchens Ibsen Kafka Lem Levi Lucian McCabe Miller Neruda Perechodnik Pinter Proust Pullman Shaw Shermer Soyinka Sterling Stevenson Vidal Wells Woolf Forrest J Ackerman (1916–2008): American writer, historian, editor, collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction fan. He was, for over seven decades, one of science fiction's staunchest spokesmen and promoters.[1] Douglas Adams (1952–2001): British radio and television writer and novelist, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.[2] Javed Akhtar (born 1945): Indian poet, lyricist and scriptwriter.[3] Tariq Ali (born 1943): British-Pakistani historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner and commentator.[4] Jorge Amado (1912–2001): Brazilian author.[5] Sir Kingsley Amis (1922–1995): English novelist, poet, critic and teacher, most famous for his novels Lucky Jim and the Booker Prize-winning The Old Devils.[6] Eric Ambler OBE (1909–1998): influential English writer of spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre.[7] Philip Appleman (born 1926): poet, novelist and professor emeritus of English literature.[8] Aristophanes (c. 446 BC – c. 386 BC): Ancient Greek playwright and poet.[9] Antonin Artaud (1896–1948): French playwright, poet, actor and theatre director. Known for The Theatre and its Double.[10] Isaac Asimov (1920–1992): Russian-born American author of science fiction and popular science books.[11] Diana Athill (born 1917): British literary editor, novelist and memoirist who worked with some of the most important writers of the 20th century.[12] James Baldwin (1924–1987): American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.[13] J.G. Ballard (1930–2009): English novelist, short story writer, and prominent member of the New Wave movement in science fiction. His best-known books are Crash and the semi-autobiographical Empire of the Sun.[14] Iain Banks (born 1954): Scottish author, writing mainstream fiction as Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks.[15] Dave Barry (born 1954): American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. Barry is the son of a Presbyterian minister, and decided "early on" that he was an atheist.[16] Gregory Benford (born 1941): American science fiction author and astrophysicist.[17] Pierre Berton CC, O.Ont (1920–2004): Noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known television personality and journalist.[18] Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840–1922): English poet, writer and diplomat.[19] William Boyd CBE (born 1952): Scottish novelist and screenwriter.[20] Lily Braun (1865–1916): German feminist writer.[21] Howard Brenton (born 1942): English playwright, who gained notoriety for his 1980 play The Romans in Britain.[22] André Breton (1896–1966): French writer, poet, artist, and surrealist theorist, best known as the main founder of surrealism.[23][24][25][26] Brigid Brophy, Lady Levey (1929–1995): English novelist, essayist, critic, biographer, and dramatist.[27] Alan Brownjohn (1931–1995): English poet and novelist.[28] Charles Bukowski (1920–1994): American author.[29] John Burroughs (1837–1921): American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement.[30] Lawrence Bush (born 1951): Author of several books of Jewish fiction and non-fiction, including Waiting for God: The Spiritual Explorations of a Reluctant Atheist.[31] Mary Butts (1890–1937): English modernist writer.[32] João Cabral de Melo Neto, (1920–1999): Brazilian poet, considered one of the greatest Brazilian poets of all time.[33] Henry Cadbury (1883–1974): a biblical scholar and Quaker who contributed to the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.[34] John W. Campbell (1910–1971): American science fiction writer and editor.[35] Albert Camus (1913–1960): French philosopher and novelist who has been considered a luminary of existentialism. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.[36][37] Giosuè Carducci (1835–1907): Italian poet and teacher. In 1906, he became the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.[38] Angela Carter (1940–1992): English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism and science fiction works.[39] Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008): British scientist and science-fiction author.[40] Edward Clodd (1840–1930): English banker, writer and anthropologist, an early populariser of evolution, keen folklorist and chairman of the Rationalist Press Association.[41] Anton Chekhov (1860–1904): Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history.[42][43][44] Claud Cockburn (1904–1981): Renowned radical British writer and journalist, controversial for his communist sympathies.[45] G. D. H. Cole (1889–1959): English political theorist, economist, writer and historian.[46] Ivy Compton-Burnett DBE (1884–1969): English novelist.[47] Cyril Connolly (1903–1974): English intellectual, literary critic and writer.[48] Joseph Conrad (1857-1924): Polish novelist who wrote in English.[49] Edmund Cooper (1926–1982): English poet and prolific writer of speculative fiction and other genres, published under his own name and several pen names.[50] William Cooper (1910–2002): English novelist.[51] Jim Crace (born 1946): English writer, winner of numerous awards.[52] Theodore Dalrymple (born 1949): pen name of British writer and retired physician Anthony Daniels.[53] Akshay Kumar Datta (1820–1886): Bengali writer.[54] Rhys Davies (1901–1978): Welsh novelist and short story writer.[55] Frank Dalby Davison (1893–1970): Australian novelist and short story writer, best known for his animal stories and sensitive interpretations of Australian bush life.[56] Richard Dawkins (born 1941): British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science author. He was formerly Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford and a fellow of New College, Oxford. Author of books such as The Selfish Gene (1976), The Blind Watchmaker (1986) and The God Delusion (2006). Alain de Botton (born 1969), author of Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion, 2012.[57] Marquis de Sade (1740–1814): French aristocrat, revolutionary and writer of philosophy-laden and often violent pornography.[58] Daniel Dennett (born 1942): American author and philosopher.[59] Isaac Deutscher (1907–1967): British journalist, historian and biographer.[60] Thomas M. Disch (1940–2008): American science fiction author and poet, winner of several awards.[61] Carlo Dossi (1849–1910): Italian writer and diplomat.[62] Roddy Doyle (born 1958): Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter, winner of the Booker Prize in 1993.[63] Ruth Dudley Edwards (born 1944): Irish historian, crime novelist, journalist and broadcaster.[64] Carol Ann Duffy (born 1955): Award-winning British poet, playwright and freelance writer.[65] Turan Dursun (1934–1990): Islamic scholar, imam and mufti, and latterly, an outspoken atheist.[66] Terry Eagleton (born 1943): British literary critic, currently Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester.[67] Greg Egan (born 1961): Australian computer programmer and science fiction author.[68][69] Dave Eggers (born 1970): American writer, editor, and publisher.[70] Barbara Ehrenreich (born 1941): American feminist, socialist and political activist. She is a widely read columnist and essayist, and the author of nearly 20 books.[71] George Eliot (1819–1890): Mary Ann Evans, the famous novelist, was also a humanist and propounded her views on theism in an essay called Evangelical Teaching'.[72] Harlan Ellison (born 1934): American science fiction author and screenwriter.[73] F.M. Esfandiary/FM-2030 (1930–2000): Transhumanist writer and author of books such as Identity Card,The Beggar, UpWingers, and Are You a Transhuman. In several of his books, he encouraged readers to "outgrow" religion, and that "God was a crude concept-vengeful wrathful destructive."[74] Dylan Evans (born 1966): British academic and author who has written books on emotion and the placebo effect as well as the theories of Jacques Lacan.[75] Gavin Ewart (1916–1995): British poet.[76] Michel Faber (born 1960): Dutch author who writes in English, most famous for the Victorian-set postmodernist novel The Crimson Petal and the White.[77] Oriana Fallaci (1929–2006): Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer.[78] Vardis Fisher (1895–1968): American writer and scholar, author of atheistic Testament of Man series.[79] Tom Flynn (born 1955): American author and Senior Editor of Free Inquiry magazine.[80] Ken Follett (born 1949): British author of thrillers and historical novels.[81] E. M. Forster OM (1879–1970): English novelist, short story writer, and essayist, best known for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th century British society.[82] John Fowles (1926–2005): English novelist and essayist, noted especially for The French Lieutenant's Woman and The Magus (novel).[83] Maureen Freely (born 1952): American journalist, novelist, translator and teacher.[84] James Frey (born 1969): American author, screenwriter and director.[85] Stephen Fry (born 1957): British author, actor and television personality Frederick James Furnivall (1825–1910): English philologist, one of the co-creators of the Oxford English Dictionary.[86] Alex Garland (born 1970): British novelist and screenwriter, author of The Beach and the screenplays for 28 Days Later and Sunshine.[87] Constance Garnett (1861–1946): English translator, whose translations of nineteenth-century Russian classics first introduced them widely to the English and American public.[88] Nicci Gerrard (born 1958): British author and journalist, who with her husband Sean French writes psychological thrillers under the pen name of Nicci French.[89] Rebecca Goldstein (born 1950): American novelist and professor of philosophy.[90] Nadine Gordimer (born 1923): South African writer and political activist. Her writing has long dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. She won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1991.[91][92] Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937): Italian writer, politician, political philosopher, and linguist.[93] Robert Graves (1895–1985): English poet, scholar, translator and novelist, producing more than 140 works including his famous annotations of Greek myths and I, Claudius.[94] Graham Greene OM, CH (1904–1991): English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter, travel writer and critic.[95][96] Germaine Greer (born 1939): Australian feminist writer. Greer describes herself as a "Catholic atheist".[97] David Grossman (born 1954): Israeli author of fiction, nonfiction, and youth and children's literature.[98] Jan Guillou (born 1944): Swedish author and Journalist.[99] Mark Haddon (born 1962): British author of fiction, notably the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003).[100][101] Daniel Handler (born 1970): American author better known under the pen name of Lemony Snicket. Declared himself to be 'pretty much an atheist'[102] and a secular humanist.[103] Handler has hinted that the Baudelaires in his children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events might be atheists.[104] Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965): African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Best known for her work, A Raisin in the Sun.[105] Sam Harris (born 1967): American author, researcher in neuroscience, author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation.[106] Harry Harrison (1925-2012): American science fiction author, anthologist and artist whose short story The Streets of Ashkelon took as its hero an atheist who tries to prevent a Christian missionary from indoctrinating a tribe of irreligious but ingenuous alien beings.[107] Tony Harrison (born 1937): English poet, winner of a number of literary prizes.[108] Seamus Heaney (born 1939): Irish poet, writer and lecturer, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.[109] Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988): American science fiction writer.[110] Zoë Heller (born 1965): British journalist and novelist.[111] Pierre-Jules Hetzel (1814–1886): French editor and publisher. He is best known for his extraordinarily lavishly illustrated editions of Jules Verne's novels highly prized by collectors today.[112] Dorothy Hewett (1923–2002): Australian feminist poet, novelist, librettist, and playwright.[113] Archie Hind (1928–2008): Scottish writer, author of The Dear Green Place, regarded as one of the greatest Scottish novels of all time.[114] Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011): Author of God Is Not Great, journalist and essayist.[115] R. J. Hollingdale (1930–2001): English biographer and translator of German philosophy and literature, President of The Friedrich Nietzsche Society, and responsible for rehabilitating Nietzsche's reputation in the English-speaking world.[116] Michel Houellebecq (born 1958): French novelist.[117] A. E. Housman (1859–1936): English poet and classical scholar, best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad.[118] Keri Hulme (born 1947): New Zealand writer, known for her only novel The Bone People.[119] Stanley Edgar Hyman (1919–1970): American literary critic who wrote primarily about critical methods.[120] Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906): Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of prose drama" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre.[121] Howard Jacobson (born 1942): British author, best known for comic novels but also a non-fiction writer and journalist. Prefers not to be called an atheist.[122][123] Susan Jacoby (born 1945): American author, whose works include the New York Times best seller The Age of American Unreason, about anti-intellectualism.[124] Clive James (born 1939): Australian author, television presenter and cultural commentator.[125][126] Robin Jenkins (1912–2005): Scottish writer of about thirty novels, though mainly known for The Cone Gatherers.[127] Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011): British writer. Best known for novels such as Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm.[128] Neil Jordan (born 1950): Irish novelist and filmmaker.[129] S. T. Joshi (born 1958): American editor and literary critic.[130] Ismail Kadare (born 1936): Albanian novelist and poet, winner of the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca and the inaugural Man Booker International Prize.[131][132] Franz Kafka (1883–1924), Jewish Czech-born Writer. Best known for his short stories such as The Metamorphosis and novels such as The Castle and The Trial.[133][134] K. Shivaram Karanth (1902–1997): Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker.[135] James Kelman (born 1946): Scottish author, influential and Booker Prize-winning writer of novels, short stories, plays and political essays.[136] Douglas Kennedy (born 1955): American-born novelist, playwright and nonfiction writer.[137] Ludovic Kennedy (1919–2009): British journalist, author, and campaigner against capital punishment and for voluntary euthanasia.[138] Marian Keyes (born 1963): Irish writer, considered to be one of the original progenitors of "chick lit", selling 22 million copies of her books in 30 languages.[139] Danilo Kiš (1935 – 1989): was a Serbian and Yugoslavian novelist, short story writer and poet who wrote in Serbo-Croatian. His most famous works include A Tomb for Boris Davidovich and The Encyclopedia of the Dead. Paul Krassner (born 1932): American founder and editor of the freethought magazine The Realist, and a key figure in the 1960s counterculture.[140] Pär Lagerkvist (1891–1974): Swedish author who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951. He used religious motifs and figures from the Christian tradition without following the doctrines of the church.[141] Philip Larkin CH, CBE, FRSL (1922–1985): English poet, novelist and jazz critic.[142][143] Marghanita Laski (1915–1988): English journalist and novelist, also writing literary biography, plays and short stories.[144] Stieg Larsson (1954–2004): Swedish journalist, author of the Millennium Trilogy and the founder of the anti-racist magazine Expo.[145] Rutka Laskier (1929–1943): Polish Jew who was killed at Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 14. Because of her diary, on display at Israel's Holocaust museum, she has been dubbed the "Polish Anne Frank."[146] Ursula K. Le Guin (born 1929): American author. She has written novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.[147] Stanislaw Lem (1921–2006): Polish science fiction novelist and essayist.[148] Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837): Italian poet, linguist, essayist and philosopher. Leopardi is legendary as an out-and-out nihilist.[149] Primo Levi (1919–1987): Italian novelist and chemist, survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp. Levi is quoted as saying "There is Auschwitz, and so there cannot be God."[150] Michael Lewis (born 1960): American financial journalist and non-fiction author of Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and The Big Short[151][152] Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799): German scientist, satirist, philosopher and anglophile. Known as one of Europe's best authors of aphorisms. Satirized religion using aphorisms like "I thank the Lord a thousand times for having made me become an atheist."[153] Eliza Lynn Linton (1822–1898): Victorian novelist, essayist, and journalist.[154] John W. Loftus (19??–present): Former Evangelical Minister, and American writer. Author of "Why I Became an Atheist," "The Christian Delusion," and "The End of Christianity," et al. Host of, and contributor to, the website "Debunking Christianity." Progenitor of The Outsider Test for Faith Pierre Loti (1850–1923): French novelist and travel writer.[155] H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937): American horror writer.[156] Lucian (AD 125 – AD 180): Greek-born Assyrian rhetorician and satirist.[157] Franco Lucentini (1920–2002): Italian writer, journalist, translator and editor of anthologies.[158] Lucretius (99 BC–55 BC): Roman poet and philosopher.[159] Norman MacCaig (1910–1996): Scottish poet, whose work is known for its humour, simplicity of language and great popularity.[160] Colin Mackay (1951–2003): British poet and novelist.[161] David Marcus (1924–2009): Irish Jewish editor and writer, a lifelong advocate and editor of Irish fiction.[162] Roger Martin du Gard (1881–1958): French author, winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature.[163] Stephen Massicotte (born 1969): Canadian playwright, screenwriter and actor.[164] W. Somerset Maugham CH (1874–1965): English playwright, novelist, and short story writer, one of the most popular authors of his era.[165][166] Charles Maurras (1868–1952): French author, poet, and critic, a leader and principal thinker of the reactionary Action Française.[167] Joseph McCabe (1867–1955): English writer, anti-religion campaigner.[168] Mary McCarthy (1912–1989): American writer and critic.[169] James McDonald (born 1953): British writer, whose books include Beyond Belief, 2000 Years Of Bad Faith In The Christian Church[170] Ian McEwan, CBE (born 1948): British author and winner of the Man Booker Prize.[171] Barry McGowan (born 1961): American non-fiction author.[172] China Miéville (born 1972): British science fiction and fantasy author.[173] Arthur Miller (1915–2005): American playwright and essayist, a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are widely studied.[174] Christopher Robin Milne (1920–1996): Son of author A. A. Milne who, as a young child, was the basis of the character Christopher Robin in his father's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and in two books of poems.[175] David Mills (author) (born 1959): Author who argues in his book Atheist Universe that science and religion cannot be successfully reconciled.[176] Terenci Moix (1942–2003): Spanish writer who wrote in both Spanish and in Catalan.[177] Brian Moore (1921–1999): Irish novelist and screenwriter, awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1975 and the inaugural Sunday Express Book of the Year award in 1987, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.[178] Sir John Mortimer CBE QC (1923–2009): English barrister, dramatist and author, famous as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey.[179] Andrew Motion FRSL (born 1952): English poet, novelist and biographer, and Poet Laureate 1999–2009.[180] Clare Mulley, author of The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save the Children (2009).[181] Dame Iris Murdoch (1919–1999): Dublin-born writer and philosopher, best known for her novels, which combine rich characterization and compelling plotlines, usually involving ethical or sexual themes.[182] Pablo Neruda (1904–1973): Chilean poet and diplomat. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.[183] Aziz Nesin (1915–1995): Turkish humorist and author of more than 100 books.[184] Larry Niven (born 1938): American science fiction author. His best-known work is Ringworld (1970).[185] Michael Nugent (born 1961): Irish writer and activist, chairperson of Atheist Ireland.[186] Joyce Carol Oates (born 1938): American author and Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.[187] Redmond O'Hanlon (born 1947): British author, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.[188] John Oswald (activist) (c.1760–1793): Scottish journalist, poet, social critic and revolutionary.[189] Frances Partridge (1900–2004): English member of the Bloomsbury Group and a writer, probably best known for the publication of her diaries.[190] Camille Paglia (born 1947): American post-feminist literary and cultural critic.[191] Robert L. Park (born 1931): scientist, University of Maryland professor of physics, and author of Voodoo Science and Superstition.[192] Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975): Italian poet, intellectual, film director, and writer.[193] Cesare Pavese (1908–1950): Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator.[194] Edmund Penning-Rowsell (1913–2002): British wine writer, considered the foremost of his generation.[195] Calel Perechodnik (1916–1943): Polish Jewish diarist and Jewish Ghetto policeman at the Warsaw Ghetto.[196] Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935): Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic and translator, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.[197] Melissa Holbrook Pierson: American essayist and author of The Perfect Vehicle and other books.[198] Harold Pinter (1930–2008): Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years.[199] Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936): Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934.[200] Fiona Pitt-Kethley (born 1954): British poet, novelist, travel writer and journalist.[201] Neal Pollack (born 1970): American satirist, novelist, short story writer, and journalist.[202] Terry Pratchett (born 1948): English fantasy author known for his satirical Discworld series.[203] Marcel Proust (1871–1922): French novelist, critic, and essayist. Best known for his work, In Search of Lost Time.[204][205] Kate Pullinger (born before 1988): Canadian-born novelist and author of digital fiction.[206] Philip Pullman CBE (born 1946): British author of His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy for young adults, which have atheism as a major theme.[207] Thomas Pynchon, (born 1937): Catholic-raised author of The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity's Rainbow. According to former friend, Jules Siegel, "he went to mass and confessed, though to what would be a mystery."[28] Craig Raine (born 1944): English poet and critic, the best-known exponent of Martian poetry.[208] Ayn Rand (1905–1982): Russian-born American author and founder of Objectivism.[209] Derek Raymond (1931–1994): English writer, credited with being the founder of English noir.[210] Stan Rice (1942–2006): American poet and artist, Professor of English and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, and husband of writer Anne Rice.[211] Joseph Ritson, (1752–1803): English author and antiquary, friend of Sir Walter Scott.[212] Michael Rosen (born 1946): English children's novelist, poet and broadcaster, Children's Laureate 2007–2009.[213] Alex Rosenberg (born 1946): Philosopher of science, author of The Atheist's Guide to Reality ,[214] José Saramago (1922–2010): Portuguese writer, playwright and journalist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998.[215][216] Dan Savage (born 1964): Author and sex advice columnist.[217] Despite his atheism, Savage considers himself Catholic "in a cultural sense."[218] Bernard Schweizer (born 1962): English professor and critic specializing in literary manifestations of religious rebellion. Schweizer reintroduced the forgotten term misotheism (hatred of God) in his most recent book Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism, Oxford University Press, 2010. Schweizer, who has published several books on literature, is not a misotheist but a secular humanist.[219] Maurice Sendak (1928–2012): Ethnically Jewish American writer and illustrator of children's literature.[220] George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950): Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaptation of his play of the same name), respectively.[221][222][223] Michael Shermer (born 1954): Science writer and editor of Skeptic magazine. Has stated that he is an atheist, but prefers to be called a skeptic.[224] Claude Simon (1913–2005): French novelist and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature.[225] Francis Sheehy-Skeffington (1878–1916): Irish suffragist, pacifist and writer.[226] Joan Smith (born 1953): English novelist, journalist and human rights activist.[227] Warren Allen Smith (born 1921): Author of Who's Who in Hell.[228] Wole Soyinka (born 1934): Nigerian writer, poet and playwright. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature.[229] Olaf Stapledon (1886–1950): British philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction.[230] David Ramsay Steele (born before 1968): Author of Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy.[231] George Warrington Steevens (1869–1900): British journalist and writer.[232] Bruce Sterling (born 1954): American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which helped define the cyberpunk genre.[233] Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894): Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, especially famous for his works Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.[234] Andre Suares (1868–1948): French poet and critic.[235] Italo Svevo (1861–1928): Italian writer and businessman, author of novels, plays, and short stories.[236] Vladimir Tendryakov (1923–1984): Russian short story writer and novelist.[237] Tiffany Thayer (1902–1959): American author, advertising copywriter, actor and founder of the Fortean Society.[238] James Thomson ('B.V.') (1834–1882): British poet and satirist, famous primarily for the long poem The City of Dreadful Night (1874).[239] Miguel Torga (1907–1995): Portuguese author of poetry, short stories, theatre and a 16 volume diary, one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century.[240] Sue Townsend (born 1946): British novelist, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books.[241] Freda Utley (1898–1978): English scholar, best-selling author and political activist.[242] Giovanni Verga (1840–1922): Italian realist (Verismo) writer.[243] Frances Vernon (1963–1991): British novelist.[244] Gore Vidal (1925–2012): American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and political activist. His third novel, The City and the Pillar (1948), outraged mainstream critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality. He also ran for political office twice and was a longtime political critic.[245] Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007): American author, writer of Cat's Cradle, among other books. Vonnegut said "I am an atheist (or at best a Unitarian who winds up in churches quite a lot)."[37] Sarah Vowell (born 1969): American author, journalist, humorist, and commentator, and a regular contributor to the radio program This American Life.[246] Ethel Lilian Voynich (1864–1960): Irish-born novelist and musician, and a supporter of several revolutionary causes.[247] Marina Warner CBE, FBA (born 1946): British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer, known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth.[248] Ibn Warraq, known for his books critical of Islam.[249] H.G. Wells (1866–1946): one of the fathers of science fiction, and an outspoken socialist.[250] Edmund White (born 1940): American novelist, short-story writer and critic.[251] Sean Williams (born 1967): Australian science fiction author, a multiple recipient of both the Ditmar and Aurealis Awards.[252] Simon Winchester OBE (born 1944): British author and journalist.[253] Tom Wolfe: Noted author and member of 'New Journalism' school[254] Leonard Woolf (1880–1969): Noted British political theorist, author, publisher, and civil servant, husband of author Virginia Woolf.[255] Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): English author, essayist, publisher, and writer. She is regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.[256] Gao Xingjian (born 1940): Chinese émigré novelist, dramatist, critic, translator, stage director and painter. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000.[257] David Yallop: (born 27 January 1937) British author.[258] British true crime author.[259] Raj Patel: (born 1972, London) is a British-born American academic, journalist, activist and writer, known for his 2008 book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. His most recent book is The Value of Nothing which was on The New York Times best-seller list during February 2010.[260] Journalists Writers who are primarily known for their journalism. David Aaronovitch (born 1954): British journalist, author and broadcaster.[261][262] Amy Alkon (born 1964): American advice columnist known as the Advice Goddess, author of Ask the Advice Goddess, published in more than 100 newspapers within North America.[263] Lynn Barber (born 1944): British journalist, currently writing for The Observer.[264] Paul Barker (born 1935): English journalist and writer.[265] Anna Blundy (born 1970): British journalist and author.[266] Richard Boston (1938–2006): English journalist and author, dissenter and pacifist.[267] Jason Burke (born 1970): British journalist, chief foreign correspondent of The Observer.[268] Chandler Burr (born 1963): American journalist and author, currently the perfume critic for the New York Times.[269] Michael Bywater (born 1953): British writer and broadcaster.[270] Nick Cohen (born before 1999): British journalist, author, and political commentator.[271] John Diamond (1953–2001): British broadcaster and journalist, noted for his column chronicling his fight with cancer.[272][273] Robert Fisk (born 1946): Multi-award-winning British journalist, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, "probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain" according to the New York Times.[274] Paul Foot (1937–2004): British investigative journalist, political campaigner, author, and long-time member of the Socialist Workers Party.[275] Masha Gessen (born 1967): Russian journalist and author.[276] Linda Grant (born 1951): British journalist and novelist.[277] Muriel Gray (born 1958): Scottish journalist, novelist and broadcaster.[278] John Harris (born 1969): British journalist, writer, and critic.[279] Simon Heffer (born 1960): British journalist and writer.[280] Anthony Holden (born 1947): British journalist, broadcaster and writer, especially of biographies.[281] Mick Hume (born 1959): British journalist – columnist for The (London) Times and editor of Spiked. Described himself as "a longstanding atheist", but criticised the 'New Atheism' of Richard Dawkins and co.[282] Tom Humphries (born before 2002): English-born Irish sportswriter and columnist for The Irish Times.[283] Simon Jenkins (born 1943): British journalist, newspaper editor, and author. A former editor of The Times newspaper, he received a knighthood for services to journalism in the 2004 New Year honours.[284] Oliver Kamm (born 1963): British writer and newspaper columnist, a leader writer for The Times.[285] Terry Lane (born 1943): Australian radio broadcaster and newspaper columnist.[286] Dominic Lawson (born 1956): British journalist, former editor of The Spectator magazine.[287] Magnus Linklater (born 1942): Scottish journalist and former newspaper editor.[288] Heather Mallick (born 1959): Canadian columnist, author and lecturer.[289] Andrew Marr (born 1959): Scottish journalist and political commentator.[290] Jules Marshall (born 1962): English-born journalist and editor.[291] Padraic McGuinness AO (1938–2008): Australian journalist, activist, and commentator.[292] Gareth McLean (born before 1997): Scottish journalist, writer for The Guardian and Radio Times, shortlisted for the Young Journalist of the Year Award at the British Press Awards in 1997 and 1998.[293] Jonathan Meades (born 1947): English writer and broadcaster on food, architecture and culture.[294] H. L. Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956): American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English. As a nationally syndicated columnist and book author, he famously spoke out against Christian Science, social stigma, fakery, Christian radicalism, religious belief (and as a fervent nonbeliever the very notion of a Deity), osteopathy,antievolutionism, chiropractic, and the "Booboisie", his word for the ignorant middle classes. Stephanie Merritt (born 1974): British critic and feature writer for a range of newspapers, Deputy Literary Editor at The Observer since 1998.[295] Martin O'Hagan (1950–2001): Northern Irish journalist, the most prominent journalist to be assassinated during the Troubles.[296] Deborah Orr (born 1962): British journalist and broadcaster, married to writer and satirist Will Self.[297] Ruth Picardie (1964–1997): British journalist and editor, noted for her memoir of living with breast cancer, Before I Say Goodbye.[298] Claire Rayner OBE (1931–2010): British journalist best known for her role for many years as an agony aunt.[299] Jay Rayner (born 1966): British journalist, writer and broadcaster.[300] Ron Reagan (born 1958): American magazine journalist, board member of the politically activist Creative Coalition, son of former U. S. President Ronald Reagan.[301] Henric Sanielevici (1875–1951): Romanian journalist and literary critic, also remembered for his work in anthropology, ethnography, sociology and zoology.[302][303] Ariane Sherine (born 1980): British comedy writer, journalist and creator of the Atheist Bus Campaign.[304] Jill Singer (born before 1984): Australian journalist, columnist and television presenter.[305] Matt Taibbi (born 1970): American journalist and political writer, currently working at Rolling Stone.[306] note: he calls himself an agnostic/atheist. Jeffrey Tayler (born 1970): American author and journalist, the Russia correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly.[307] Bill Thompson (born 1960): English technology writer, best known for his weekly column in the Technology section of BBC News Online and his appearances on Digital Planet, a radio show on the BBC World Service.[308] Nicholas Tomalin (1931–1973): British journalist and writer, one of the top 40 journalists of the modern era.[309] Jerzy Urban (born 1933): Polish journalist, commentator, writer and politician, editor-in-chief of the weekly Nie and owner of the company which owns it, Urma.[310] Gene Weingarten (born 1951): American humor writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.[311] Francis Wheen (born 1957): British journalist, writer and broadcaster.[312] Peter Wilby (born 1944): British journalist, former editor of The Independent on Sunday and New Statesman.[313] Adrian Wooldridge (born before 1984): British journalist, Washington Bureau Chief and 'Lexington' columnist for The Economist magazine.[314] . .

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