US Magazines: Canadians World's Top Intellectuals'
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Wow, who knew we were so Brainy, after reading this, I rushed to check my phone messages. No doubt I was out when they called.
PARIS - Liberal deputy leader Michael Ignatieff is among four Canadians named on a list of the world's 100 top public thinkers.
The ranking was done jointly by the Washington, D.C.-based magazine Foreign Policy and the British magazine Prospect.
The four Canadians are on a list dominated by U.S.- and United Kingdom-based "public intellectuals" that includes Pope Benedict XVI, former U.S. vice-president and climate change crusader Al Gore, Czech statesman and playwright Vaclav Havel, British novelist Salman Rushdie, American linguist Noam Chomsky and Russian democracy activist and Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.