EDITOR'S CHOICE

Alasdair Palmer is a writer and journalist. He has been on the staff of the Sunday Telegraph and the Home Office.

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Orhan Pamuk is Turkey's best-known novelist. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. He is the author of Snow and his latest novel, The Museum of Innocence, was released in 2009.

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Robert Peal is head of History at the West London Free School and an honorary research fellow at Civitas. His book Progressively Worse: The Burden Of Bad Ideas In British Schools was published by Civitas, and he has edited a collection of essays, Changing Schools, published by John Catt. Read more

Allison Pearson is a columnist at the Daily Telegraph and the author of I Don't Know How She Does It.

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Wendy Perriam is the author of 16 novels and seven short story collections, and has contributed to many magazines and poetry anthologies. Her latest publications are Broken Places and "I'm on a train!" and other stories. Read more
Julia Pettengill is a writer and policy researcher, and Director of the Russian Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society. Read more
John Phelan is a fellow of the Cobden Centre and a contributing editor of The Commentator website. Read more

Harry Phibbs is a journalist and local councillor representing the Ravenscourt Park Ward on Hammersmith and Fulham Council. He is Editor of ConservativeHome's local government section.

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Melanie Phillips is a columnist for the Daily Mail and Jewish Chronicle, and a regular panellist on BBC Radio Four's The Moral Maze. Her most recent book is The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power (Encounter, 2010).

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Michael Pinto-Duschinsky is senior consultant on constitutional affairs to Policy Exchange. Read more
‘The post-1989 temptation in Prague has been two-fold. The first has been to legislate the totalitarian past out of existence, the second has been to copy the liberal West blindly at a lag of 20 years’ Read more
Fiona Pitt-Kethley lives in Spain. Her latest collection of poetry is Mineral Adventures, published by Rack Press. Read more
David Platt is a QC and currently works at Crown Office Chambers. Read more

Simon Scott Plummer is a freelance journalist and former leader writer on the Daily Telegraph.

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The Point is Standpoint's staff blog.

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Nidra Poller is an American novelist and journalist who has lived in Paris since 1972. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, City Journal and National Post.

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Rachel Polonsky is a lecturer in the Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College. She is the author of Molotov's Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History (Faber). Read more
Peter Porter's latest poetry collection is Better Than God. Read more

John Preston is the TV critic of the Sunday Telegraph. His latest novel is The Dig.

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A.W. Price is the author of Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle, Mental Conflict, and Contextuality in Practical Reason.

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Munro Price is Professor of Modern History at Bradford University. He is the author of The Perilous Crown: France Between Revolutions.

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Gwyn Prins is a Research Professor at the London School of Economics and the lead author of The Hartwell Paper, another coalition launched on May 11. Read more
Frank Prochaska is an historian of modern Britain. He is a member of Somerville and Wolfson Colleges, Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, London, and the author of The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot (Yale) and Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britain (OUP). Read more

Michael Prodger is an art historian and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. He is a former literary editor of the Sunday Telegraph.

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David Pryce-Jones is a Senior Editor of National Review. His most recent book is Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philby (Encounter Books). 

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