Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 20 Intellectuals

The snooty intellectual elite, as represented by Foreign Policy magazine and its readers, has selected the top 20 intellectuals of our time. Here’s the top 10:

1. Fethullah Gülen
2. Muhammad Yunus
3. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
4. Orhan Pamuk
5. Aitzaz Ahsan
6. Amr Khaled
7. Abdolkarim Soroush
8. Tariq Ramadan
9. Mahmood Mamdani
10. Shirin Ebadi

What a coincidence: all appear to be Muslims. If it had been Shintoists who flew planes into the World Trade Center 7 years ago, the top 10 names would have been Japanese.

From there, the list veers even farther into farce, with juvenile America-hater Noam Chomsky at #11 and demagogic snake oil salesman Al Gore at #12. Liberal comedian Stephen Colbert was the top write-in candidate.

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Lame comedian Stephen Colbert: The intellectual’s intellectual.

On a tip from nanc. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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