Gerard Baker is US editor and an assistant editor at the Times. He writes from Washington about America politics, economics and society for the Times as well as for a number of other publications.

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Kenneth Baker is a Conservative peer. He served as Home Secretary from 1990 to 1992 and Education Secretary from 1986 to 1989. He is the founder and promoter of University Technical Colleges. Read more
Erin Bannister Townsend was recently a resident artist at Garsington Opera and at the Story Museum, Oxford. She has her third London solo show at Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street from February 5 to 27.  Read more
Shmuel Bar is Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzlia, Israel, and an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, New York. He is the author of Warrant for Terror. Read more
Jeremy Hugh Baron trained as a physician and scientist in Oxford, London and New York, and has honorary posts in the medical schools of Imperial College and Mount Sinai. His latest book is Anglo-American Biomedical Antecedents of Nazi Crimes. Read more
Joanna Baron is a writer and criminal lawyer based in Toronto. She was recently a visiting legal scholar at the Middle Temple, London. Read more

David Barrett is an Australian writer and a former journalist at the Daily Telegraph in Sydney. He lives in London.

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John D Barrow FRS is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, Gresham Professor of Geometry, and the author of The Book of Universes, which has just been published by Bodley Head, London. 

 

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Jonathan Bate is a critic, biographer, Shakespeare scholar and professor at the University of Warwick.

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Bruce Bawer is an American writer, poet and critic who lives in Norway. He is the author of several books, including While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within.

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Jillian Becker's first novel, The Keep, is now a Penguin Modern Classic. Her non-fiction includes Hitler's Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang Read more

Alan Bekhor runs British Marine plc, a UK-based shipping group. A founding supporter of Standpoint, he has given papers on philosophy and theology at the Forum for European Philosophy and other societies.

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Daniel Beresford is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University.

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Katherine Bergen is a freelance writer on politics and culture. Read more

Claire Berlinski is an Istanbul-based American freelance journalist and novelist. She is author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too and There is no Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters (Basic Books).

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John Bew is Lecturer in War Studies at King's College London and Co-Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. He is author of Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny (Quercus).

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Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life at the University of Oxford. Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor for the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.

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Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford, and author of In Defence of War, published by OUP. Read more
Julie Bindelis a feminist activist, broadcaster and writer. She is the author of Straight Expectations: What Does it Mean to be Gay Today? (Guardian Books) and is currently researching a book on the international sex trade.
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Katharine Birbalsingh is headmistress of the Michaela free school in Wembley Park, London. 

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Patrick Bishop is a journalist and military historian. His most recent book is The Cooler King (Atlantic) and his Air Force Blue: The RAF in the Second World War will be published by Harper Press in 2017.
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Conrad Black is an author, columnist, and investor. He is the author of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Champion of Freedom. His most recent book is Flight Of The Eagle (Encounter).

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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and author of over 100 books, most recently The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World (Yale). Read more

Georgina Blackwell is a graduate of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.

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Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Australia's most eminent living historian, is the author of many books, including A Short History of the World and A Short History of the Twentieth Century (Penguin). Read more

Tim Blanning is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including The Triumph of Music in the Modern World and The Romantic Revolution.

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Tim Blanning is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His most recent book is The Romantic Revolution (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). Jonathan Bate is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at Warwick. He was recently elected Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. Read more

Hazel Blears is the MP for Salford and Eccles. She was Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from 2007 until 2009.

 

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Peter Blegvad is a writer, musician and cartoonist. He teaches Creative Writing at Wawick University. Read more

Jerald J. Block is a psychiatrist in a private practice in Portland, Oregon. He teaches at Oregon Health & Science where he is a pioneer in the field of Pathological Computer Use and has also written on school shootings.

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James Bloodworth is the editor of Left Foot Forward, a left-wing blog. Read more

The presidential adviser and author of Terror and Consent, Philip Bobbitt, shares his ideas on the war on terror in a Standpoint dialogue with Conservative politician and author of Celsius 7/7, Michael Gove.

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Nick Boles is the Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford and was previously the Director of the Policy Exchange think-tank. His new book Which Way's Up? is published by Biteback. Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South East England. Last year, he was awarded the Bastiat Award for online journalism. His latest book is The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America (HarperCollins). Read more

John R. Bolton is the former US ambassador to the United Nations. He is now senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of Surrender is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations.

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Christopher Booker is a Sunday Telegraph columnist and author of several books on contemporary history, including The Real Global Warming Disaster (Continuum).

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Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs and editor and co-author of Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy and of Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash. He is Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School.

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Harry Boothby is a consultant in old-age psychiatry, based in Surrey. His publications include research in epidemiology, personality and clinical judgement.  Read more

Ian Bostridge is one of the world's most celebrated operatic and concert tenors. An honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he is the author of Witchcraft and its Transformations. He is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.

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The tenor Ian Bostridge and the historian Tim Blanning discuss popular and classical music with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson.

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Joseph Bottum is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard. His forthcoming book, An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America (Image), is published in 2014. 

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Bruce Boucher is the author of Andrea Palladio: The Architect in His Time. He was a professor of the history of art for many years at University College London and is director of the art museum of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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Anthony Brenton was British Ambassador in Russia 2004 - 2008. He is now an Extraordinary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Read more

Sidney Brichto was a British rabbi, and Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Jewish Movement. He published a series of new translations of what was called the People's Bible, and is the author of Funny,You Don't Look Jewish...

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Samuel Brittan and Edward Hadas, both distinguished economic commentators, discuss where to place the blame for the current global crisis with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson.

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Craig Brown is one of Britain's leading satirists. He writes columns for the Daily Telegraph and Private Eye and is chief book reviewer for the Mail on Sunday. His books include The Tony Years and The Marsh-Marlowe Letters.

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Catherine Brown is Convenor and Senior Lecturer of English at the New College of the Humanities and author of The Art of Comparison: How Novels and Critics Compare (Legenda). Read more
Alan Brownjohn is a poet and novelist. He has edited poetry collections with Seamus Heaney and Maureen Duffy. His latest poetry collection Ludbrooke & Others is published by Enitharmon. Read more

Michael Buerk is a journalist and broadcaster. He presented The Ten O'Clock News for many years and currently chairs BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze. He is the author of The Road Taken (Random House).

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Bartle Bull is an author and journalist, specialising in the Middle East. A partner in an investment firm in Iraq, he is former foreign editor of Prospect. Read more

Julie Burchill is a writer and columnist, and a Christian Zionist. She is the author of Not in My Name: A compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, written with Chas Newkey-Burden, and Made in Brighton (Virgin Books), co-written by Daniel Raven.

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Michael Burleigh is a member of the government's senior advisory group on commemorating the centennial of the First World War. His most recent book is Moral Combat (Harper Press, 2010). 

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Sarah Butterfield is an artist whose latest exhibition opened in Shanghai in November. Read more