Theodore Dalrymple, Sr. New English Review Editor, and a.k.a. Dr. Anthony Daniels, is a recently retired doctor and psychiatrist working in a slum hospital and prison in Birmingham, England. A prolific author of numerous essays and opinion pieces carried in the Wall Street Journal, Cato Institute, The Spectator, Daily Telegraph, New Criterion, City Journal and National Review, he is also the author of Life at the Bottom : The Worldview That Makes the Underclass, So Little Done, Our Culture, What's Left of It : The Mandarins and the Masses, Romancing Opiates : Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy, In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas, Not With A Bang, But A Whimper: The Poltics and Culture of Decline, Second Opinion, The New Vichy Syndrome and Anything Goes (New English Review Press, 2011). Dr. Dalrymple's NER archives are here.
Rebecca Bynum, author of Allah is Dead: Why Islam is Not a Religion, Publisher and Sr. Managing editor for New English Review, is an American writer, political analyst and researcher. She currently serves as Secretary of World Encounter Institute. Formerly News Editor and Board member of Jihad Watch, Mrs. Bynum's articles are archived here.
Hugh Fitzgerald, Sr. New English Review Editor, Managing Editor of the NER blog, The Iconoclast, and board member of World Encounter Institute. Mr. Fitzgerald is a formerly the Sr. Analyst for Jihadwatch. His articles are archived here.
Ibn Warraq is an independent researcher, based at a humanist think tank in the USA, Vice President of World Encounter Institute, and author of Why I am Not a Muslim, 1995, and editor of anthologies of Koranic criticism The Origins of the Koran, 1998, What the Koran Really Says, 2002, and the forthcoming Which Koran?, 2007-all Prometheus Books. He also edited an anthology of testimonies of ex-Muslims, Leaving Islam, 2003, Defending the West, A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism, 2007 and Virgins What Virgins?: And Other Essays, 2010.
Warraq's op-ed pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal in America and The Guardian in London, and he has addressed distinguished governing bodies round the world, including the United Nations in Geneva on the subject of apostasy.
Mary Jackson lives in London. Her career to date has been somewhat varied. Having been told at a young age that fine words butter no parsnips, she determined to put this theory to the test. To this end she worked in a greengrocer's, speaking fine words to parsnips and truth to power. Other duties included adding apples to pears and insult to injury. Fired for correcting a misplaced apostrophe, she began helping out on a whelk stall in the East End, but was fired again for stealing bits of Cockney rhyming slang and selling them on the black market. Her current employment is unknown, but she aspires to work as a metaphor mixer in a large bakery, where she hopes to have her cake and eat her words. Ms. Jackson blogs at The Iconoclast and her articles for New English Review are archived here.
Jerry Gordon is Sr. Vice President of World Encounter Institute and Sr. Editor for New English Review. He is a former Army Intelligence officer who served during the Viet Nam era. Mr. Gordon has published widely in such outlets as FrontPageMagazine, The American Thinker, WorldNetDaily, ChronWatch, New English Review, Israpundit and others. He has been a frequent guest discussing Middle East issues on radio in both the U.S. and Canada. He is a graduate of both Boston and Columbia Universities. Mr. Gordon's New English Review articles are archived here.
Richard L. Rubenstein is President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Religion at the University of Bridgeport and Lawton Distinguished Professor of Religion Emeritus at Florida State University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Jewish theology, the Holocaust and other issues including After Auschwitz: Radical Theology and Contemporary Judaism, The Cunning of History, My Brother Paul and Dissolving Alliance: The United States and the Future of Europe and Jihad and Genocide (2010).
Norman Berdichevsky is a native New Yorker who lives in Orlando, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in human geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1974) and is the author of The Danish-German Border Dispute (Academica Press, 2002), Nations, Language and Citizenship (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2004), Spanish Vignettes; An Offbeat Look into Spain's Culture, Society & History (Santana Books, Malaga, Spain. 2004), An Introduction to Danish Culture (MacFarland, 2011) and The Left is Seldom Right (New English Review Press, 2011). He is the author of more than 200 articles and book reviews that have appeared in a variety of American, British, Danish, Israeli and Spanish periodicals such as World Affairs, Journal of Cultural Geography, Ecumene, Ariel, Ethnicity, The World & I, Contemporary Review, German Life, Israel Affairs, and Midstream. He is also a professional translator from Hebrew and Danish to English and currently teaches Hebrew at The University of Central Florida.
Dr. Berdichevsky's NER articles are archived here and his website is here.
Nidra Poller is an American novelist and journalist living in Paris and translator, most recently, of Humanism of the Other and Unforseen History. She has written extensively on the growing problem of antisemitism in Europe and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Standpoint, Commentary, New English Review, City Journal, Jerusalem Post, Washington Times, Jewish Quarterly, NY Sun, National Review Online and Pajamas Media. Ms Poller is also an Associate Fellow of the Middle East Forum. Her most recent book is Karimi Hotel.
Ares Demertzis is an award winning film director and director of photography whose range of work encompasses television commercials, documentaries, corporate, and political films. He has worked with celebrities such as Anthony Quinn, Candice Bergen, Mary Tyler Moore, E.G. Marshall and Marcel Marceau, among others. His political background includes media production for senators, congressmen, governors, and presidential campaigns for President Carlos Andres Perez of Venezuela, President Rodrigo Carazo of Costa Rica, and President Jimmy Carter. He also was media consultant for the President of the Sudan, Jaefar Mohammed Nimieri.
As an accomplished sculptor, his work can be found in the permanent collections of museums, sculpture parks, and institutional and private collections. His sculpture website is here.
He is also a writer of fiction, his play, "Shatzie, A Solitary Conversation," will be staged by the end of this year, and he is two hundred pages into a novel, "The Rape and Other Sweet Nothings," currently looking for a publisher.
Mr. Demertzis New English Review stories are archived here.
Esmerelda Weatherwax was born and brought up in east London where her grandparents were market stall holders. The family fruit and vegetable stall failed when the parsnips staged a boycott because of the way they were spoken to. It was the last straw when a cockney rhyming slang theft racket left them speechless and so they decamped into Mondeoland. Mrs Weatherwax blogs at The Iconoclast and her New English Review articles are archived here.
Esmerelda however does not wear white stilettos and has never danced round her handbag. Her inspiration and role model can be found here.
John M. Joyce is fifty-six year old businessman who divides his time between London and the Highlands of Scotland. He has had a lifelong interest in Philosophy and although that is not the subject he graduated in, he has studied the subject extensively for over thirty years and he intends to return to University after he retires and take a degree in the subject. Mr. Joyce is currently writing a book (humorous fiction) with another author, which they hope will be published next spring. His New English Review articles are archived here.
Artemis Gordon Glidden is a software engineer and musician living in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He is a life-long liberal atheist who sees the positive role that most religions play in the lives of their believers, and the key role they play in defining societal values. A former tawny blonde with chiseled good looks, his measurements are 36-24-38. Turn-ons include the freedom of expression, the joy of creating, unfettered intellectual inquiry, and tolerance of and compassion for those who are different. Turn-offs include religiously inspired violence, hatred, bigotry, censorship, and getting bogged down in ill-conceived "humanitarian" quagmires in hostile foreign lands. He hopes to leave the world to his children in better shape than he found it. Artemis' blogs at The Iconoclast are archived here.
Geoffrey Clarfield - An Anthropologist at Large
At an early age Geoffrey Clarfield was trained as a classical singer at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Within the first few years of his studies he was inducted into the children's chorus of the Canadian National Opera where he performed regularly. This quickly led to stage, radio and TV work which included performances beside the late great English and Canadian actresses, Tessie Oshea and Jackie Burroughs.
As a young teenager he walked off the set of a children's TV cereal commercial and threw himself into the folk and folk rock music movement of the mid to late sixties. A growing fascination with music outside of the Afro, Anglo and Hispanic musical traditions of the new world guitar, led him to study and perform the Arabo Turkish oud and Baglama travelling to North Africa and the Middle East to learn them in their natural context. This led to graduate studies in ethnomusicology, anthropology and international development.
In East Africa he spent 16 years designing, managing and evaluating development projects while working on the policy issues of poverty alleviation. This long-term residence among non-Western peoples and authoritarian regimes caused him to doubt the validity of the cultural relativism, doctrinaire Marxism and post modernism that became mainstream to anthropology. He rejected them in favor of empiricism, the Western scientific tradition and the values of liberal democracy.
Clarfield believes that there are still gems of good research to be found in the social sciences. Like his role model, the 16th century essayist Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, he attempts to bring them to public notice as the "loose sallies of the mind" of an anthropologist at large. His New English Review articles are archived here.