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Rosa Luxemburg

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Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg (German: (listen); Polish: Róża Luksemburg; also Rozalia Luxenburg; 5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a Polish Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist who became a naturalized German citizen at the age of 28. Successively, she was a member of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Independent Social Democratic Party (USPD) and the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). After the SPD supported German involvement in World War I in 1915, Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht co-founded the anti-war Spartacus League (Spartakusbund) which eventually became the KPD. During the November Revolution, she co-founded the newspaper Die Rote Fahne (The Red Flag), the central organ of the Spartacist movement. Luxemburg considered the Spartacist uprising of January 1919 a blunder,[1] but supported the attempted overthrow of the government and rejected any attempt at a negotiated solution. Fr

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Alain de Botton

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Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, FRSL (born 20 December 1969) is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. He published Essays in Love (1993), which went on to sell two million copies. Other bestsellers include How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture of Happiness (2006). He co-founded The School of Life in 2008 and Living Architecture in 2009. In 2015, he was awarded "The Fellowship of Schopenhauer", an annual writers' award from the Melbourne Writers Festival, for this work. Early life and family De Botton was born in Zürich, the son of Jacqueline (née Burgauer) and Gilbert de Botton, who was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and expelled under Nasser. Gilbert went to live and work in Switzerland, where he co-founded an investment firm, Global Asset Management; his family was estimated to have been worth £234 million in 1999.[1] Alain de Botton's Swiss-born mother was Ash

English male non-fiction writers

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Ed Miliband

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Ed Miliband

Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North since 2005, being re-elected in 2010, 2015, and 2017. He was Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015. He also served in the Cabinet from 2007–10 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Miliband was born in the Fitzrovia district of Central London to Polish Jewish immigrants Marion Kozak and Ralph Miliband, a Marxist intellectual who was a native of Brussels and fled Belgium during World War II. He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford and later from the London School of Economics. Miliband became first a television journalist, then a Labour Party researcher and a visiting scholar at Harvard University, before rising to become one of Chancellor Gordon Brown's confidants and Chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers. Miliband was elected to the House of Commons in 2005. Prime Minister Tony Blair made Miliband Parliamentary S

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Jonathan Miller

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Jonathan Miller

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor. After training in medicine, and specialising in neurology, in the late 1950s, he came to prominence in the early 1960s in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Miller began directing operas in the 1970s. A production is his 1982 "Mafia"-styled Rigoletto set in 1950s Little Italy, Manhattan. In its early days he was an associate director at the National Theatre and later ran the Old Vic Theatre. As a writer/presenter of more than a dozen BBC documentaries, he has become a television personality and public intellectual in Britain and the United States. Biography Early life Miller grew up in St John's Wood, London, in a well-connected Jewish family of Lithuanian descent. His father Emanuel (1892–1970), who suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis, was a military psychiatrist, and subsequently a paediatric

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Moša Pijade

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Moša Pijade

Moša Pijade (Serbian Cyrillic: Мoшa Пиjaдe; 4 January 1890 – 15 March 1957), nicknamed Čiča Janko (Чича Јанко, lit. "Uncle Janko") was a Serbian and Yugoslav communist, a close collaborator of Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav politician, and full member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Life and career Pijade was of Sephardic Jewish parentage. In his youth, Pijade was a painter, art critic and publicist. He was also known for translating Das Kapital by Karl Marx into Serbo-Croatian. He is thought to have had a major influence on Marxist ideology as exposed during the old regime in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1925, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison because of his 'revolutionary activities' after World War I. He was discharged after 14 years in 1939 and imprisoned again in 1941 in the camp Bileća. Pijade was one of the leaders of the Uprising in Montenegro.[1] His ruthless cruelty toward the people who refused to join his units was noted. He was subsequently recalled to the communist headquarters

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Boris Rybkin

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Boris Rybkin

Boris Rybkin Boris Arkadyevich Rybkin (Russian: Борис Аркадьевич Рыбкин) – born Boruch Aronovich Rivkin Russian: Борух Аронович Рывкин; 19 June 1899 – 27 November 1947) was a Soviet diplomat and a secret agent of NKVD. He worked as a junior diplomatic official named Boris Yartsev in the embassy of the Soviet Union in Helsinki. Career Rybkin was born Boruch Aronovich Rivkin in Yekaterinoslav Governorate into a Ukrainian Jewish family on June 19, 1899.[1] Rybkin joined the Soviet secret police OGPU in 1922, and served in the Stalingrad district from 1924 to 1929. In 1931 he was sent to Tashkent in Central Asia, and later to Iran. He also made business trips to France, Bulgaria and Austria. Starting from September 1935, Rybkin was posted as a second-class secretary to the Soviet embassy in Helsinki. In April 1938, Joseph Stalin gave Rybkin a mission: Rybkin was to start secret negotiations with the Finnish government against the Nazi Germany threat. In reality, the Soviet Union demanded some areas near Leni

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Steven Weinberg

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Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg ForMemRS (born May 3, 1933) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. He holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research on elementary particles and physical cosmology has been honored with numerous prizes and awards, including in 1979 the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1991 the National Medal of Science. In 2004 he received the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society, with a citation that said he is "considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today." He has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences and Britain's Royal Society, as well as to the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Weinberg's artic

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Lee Smolin

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Lee Smolin

Lee Smolin (born June 6, 1955) is an American theoretical physicist, a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo and a member of the graduate faculty of the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. Smolin's 2006 book The Trouble with Physics criticized string theory as a viable scientific theory. He has made contributions to quantum gravity theory, in particular the approach known as loop quantum gravity. He advocates that the two primary approaches to quantum gravity, loop quantum gravity and string theory, can be reconciled as different aspects of the same underlying theory. His research interests also include cosmology, elementary particle theory, the foundations of quantum mechanics, and theoretical biology.[2] Early life Smolin was born in New York City.[3] His brother, David M. Smolin, became a professor in the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.[4] Education and career Smolin dropped out o

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George Klein (biologist)

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George Klein (biologist)

George Klein (Georg Klein; born Klein György, 28 July 1925 – 10 December 2016) was a Hungarian–Swedish microbiologist and public intellectual.[1] Specializing in cancer research, he was professor of tumour biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm from 1957–1992, a chair created for him,[1] and as professor emeritus continued to work as research group leader in the microbiology and tumor biology center.[2][3] According to Nature, the department Klein founded was "international and influential".[1] In the 1960s he and his wife, Eva Klein, "laid the foundation for modern tumour immunology".[4] In addition to having over 1,385 papers published on cancer and experimental cell research, Klein authored over 13 books in Swedish on a wide range of topics, including essays on the Holocaust in Hungary.[2] In 1944 he escaped from being loaded onto a train in Budapest during the deportation of Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp.[5] Three of Klein's books have been translated into English: The Atheist and t

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Victor Weisskopf

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Victor Weisskopf

Victor Frederick "Viki" Weisskopf (September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He did postdoctoral work with Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr.[1] During World War II he was Group Leader of the Theoretical Division of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos,[2] and later campaigned against the proliferation of nuclear weapons.[3] Biography Weisskopf was born in Vienna to Jewish parents and earned his doctorate in physics at the University of Göttingen in Germany in 1931. His brilliance in physics led to work with the great physicists exploring the atom, especially Niels Bohr, who mentored Weisskopf at his institute in Copenhagen. By the late 1930s, he realized that, as a Jew, he needed to get out of Europe. Bohr helped him find a position in the United States.[4] In the 1930s and 1940s, 'Viki', as everyone called him, made major contributions to the development of quantum theory, especially in the area of quantum electrodynamics.[5

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Aharon Zisling

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Aharon Zisling

Aharon Zisling (Hebrew: אהרון ציזלינג‎, 26 February 1901 – 16 January 1964) was an Israeli politician and minister and a signatory of Israel's declaration of independence.[1] Biography Born in Minsk in the Russian Empire (now in Belarus), Zisling emigrated to Palestine in 1904. He was among the founders of Youth Aliyah. As a member of the Haganah command, Zisling participated in the founding of the Palmach; he was a founder of the Ahdut HaAvoda party, a Jewish Agency delegate to the UN and a member of the Zionist Executive Committee. Following Israel's declaration of independence in 1948, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture in David Ben-Gurion's provisional government. By then Ahdut HaAvoda had evolved into Mapam. However, Zisling was a noted critic of Ben-Gurion's policies towards Palestinian Arabs, in particular plans to occupy abandoned villages and to destroy standing Arab crops throughout the country after the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.[2][3] About the atrocities committed during the war, Zisl

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Edwin S. Shneidman

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Edwin S. Shneidman

Edwin Shneidman (left) with Maurizio Pompili, who was the recipient of the 2008 Shneidman Award Edwin S. Shneidman (May 13, 1918 – May 15, 2009) was an American clinical psychologist, suicidologist and thanatologist. Together with Norman Farberow and Robert Litman, in 1958, he founded the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center, where the men were instrumental in researching suicide and developing a crisis center and treatments to prevent deaths. In 1968, Shneidman founded the American Association of Suicidology and the principal United States journal for suicide studies, Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. In 1970, he became Professor of Thanatology at the University of California, where he taught for decades. He published 20 books on suicide and its prevention. Early life and education Shneidman was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1918 to Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a merchant with a department store.[1] As a child, Shneidman attended local public schools. He went to the University of Cali

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Ossip K. Flechtheim

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Ossip K. Flechtheim

Ossip Kurt Flechtheim (March 5, 1909 – March 4, 1998) was a German jurist, political scientist, author, futurist, and a humanist. He is credited with coining of the term "Futurology". Early life Flechtheim was born in Nikolaev (then Russian Empire, now Mykolaiv, Ukraine), into a Jewish family, the son of bookseller Herrmann Flechtheim (1880–1960) and his wife Olga, née Farber (1884–1964). In 1910 the family moved back into the father's hometown of Westphalian Münster, where his relatives had a grain trade business, and later to Düsseldorf.[1] The art dealer Alfred Flechtheim was his uncle. His family being secular, Flechtheim did not receive religious upbringing. In later life (after Second World War in West Berlin) he became a member (as a non-denominational humanist) of the German Freethinkers Association (later Humanist Association of Germany). After graduating from the Hindenburg School (now Humboldt-Gymnasium Düsseldorf) in 1927, he became a member of KPD which he left after five years, following a t

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Herbert Cutner

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Herbert Cutner

Herbert Cutner (1881–1969) was an English artist, etcher and freethought writer. Biography Cutner was born in Hull. He was educated at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London.[1] During World War I (1916–1919) he served as a Private in the British Army.[2] He was an etcher and his works can be found in the British Museum and at exhibitions.[2] He was married to artist Effie Spring-Smith.[3] Many of his etchings have been recorded in fine prints.[4] Cutner was a Jewish atheist and had praised the works of Robert Taylor.[5][6] He has been described as a "freethought scholar".[7] He was a regular contributor to the Freethinker and known for debating controversial topics. Jim Herrick has written that Cutner was a "controversialist with somewhat right-wing views."[8] He was Vice-President of the Thomas Paine Society.[9] He wrote the introduction to G. W. Foote's Defence of Free Speech, 1932. Christ myth theory Cutner was an advocate of the Christ myth theory and is best known for his book Jesus: God

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Mark Steel

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Mark Steel

Mark Steel (born 4 July 1960) is an English comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author.[1] A stand-up comedian known for his left-wing beliefs (he was a long-standing member of the Socialist Workers Party)[2] he has made many appearances on radio and television shows as a guest panellist, and has written regular columns in The Guardian and The Independent. He is perhaps best known for presenting The Mark Steel Lectures, The Mark Steel Revolution, The Mark Steel Solution and Mark Steel's in Town. Early life Steel was adopted 10 days after he was born.[3] His adoptive father worked in insurance and his mother was a housewife who supplemented the family's income through factory work and working as a lollipop lady.[4] He had a close relationship with his adoptive parents.[5] Steel later told UK newspaper The Guardian's Veronica Lee: I knew I was adopted, strangely, before I knew where babies came from. I didn’t feel different or special, and I don’t ever remember giving the slightest damn about it.

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Joseph L. Lewis

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Joseph L. Lewis

Joseph Lewis (June 11, 1889 – November 4, 1968)[1] was an American freethinker and atheist activist, publisher, and litigator. During the mid-twentieth century, he was one of America's most conspicuous public atheists, the other being Emanuel Haldeman-Julius. Born in Montgomery, Alabama to a Jewish family,[2] he was forced by poverty to leave school at the age of nine to find employment. He read avidly, becoming self-educated. Lewis developed his ideas from reading, among others, Robert G. Ingersoll, whose published works made him aware of Thomas Paine. He was first impressed by the idea to become an atheist after having read a large volume of lectures of Ingersoll devoted to his idol Paine, which was brought to their house by his older brother.[3] He later credited Paine's The Age of Reason with helping him leave theism. Career In 1920, Lewis moved to New York where he made contact with The Freethinkers Society, an organization founded in 1915. As founder of the Truth Publishing Company, he was prosecuted

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Anthony Gottlieb

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Anthony Gottlieb

Anthony John Gottlieb (born 1956) is a British writer, former Executive Editor of The Economist, historian of ideas, and the author of The Dream of Reason.[1] A Two-Year Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford from October 2017, he has previously held visiting fellowships at All Souls, and Harvard University, and taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and the New School in New York, and been a visiting scholar at New York University and fellow at the Cullman Centre[2] for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities[3] and the series editor of The Routledge Guides to the Great Books.[4] He was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and University College London. He was formerly married to the British author Miranda Seymour. The Economist Gottlieb was a member of the editorial staff of The Economist from 1984 to 2006, and its Executive Editor and editor of "Economist.com" from 1997 to 2006. His earlier posts at the magazine included Brit

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Shelley Segal

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Shelley Segal

Shelley Segal (born 4 April 1987) is an Australian singer and songwriter. She is most known for music with secular themes, including her 2011 album, An Atheist Album. She has toured Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, and the United States and has played at many atheist/secular events including the Reason Rally,[1] the American Humanist Association conference, California Free Thought Day, the Global Atheist Convention, ReAsonCon,[2] Gateway to Reason,[3] and Reasonfest.[4] Her first single, "Saved", is currently used as the opening theme by the webcast and cable access television show The Atheist Experience.[5] Biography Early life Segal was born in Melbourne, Australia. She was raised in a traditional Jewish household. Her father, Danny Segal, is the president of the East Melbourne Synagogue (as of August 2017) and plays violin in a klezmer wedding band. At the age of 11, Shelley Segal began singing in her father's band and writing her own songs. She came to call herself an atheist around the

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Robyn Blumner

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Robyn Blumner

Robyn Ellen Blumner (born 1961) is a journalist, civil rights expert[1] and the current president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the secular educational organization Center for Inquiry (CFI) and executive director of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. She holds a law degree and worked for several years as director of local affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union advocating for civil liberties and civil rights before becoming a newspaper columnist and editorial writer in Florida. Early life Blumner was born May 14, 1961[2] in Queens, New York City. Her parents were teachers and politically active union members, her mother being a registered Democrat, her father being an independent voter who occasionally voted Republican.[3] Her grandmother had been awarded a law degree but had not practised, as women in those days were unable to obtain an apprenticeship to practice law.[3] Both her parents were Jewish, with her father actively practising. In an interview with the Richard

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Michael Samuels (linguist)

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Michael Samuels (linguist)

Michael Louis Samuels (14 September 1920 – 24 November 2010)[1] was a British historical linguist, responsible for the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. Life Samuels was born 14 September 1920 in London, the son of Harry Samuels, and Céline Aronowitz: his sister was actress Miriam Karlin (1925–2011).[1] His was an orthodox Jewish upbringing, but he later said he was an atheist.[2] He studied at St Paul's school, and Balliol College, Oxford, initially to study classics, but graduating with first-class honours in English in 1947, after wartime service with the Air Ministry.[1] In 1950 he married Hilary, and they had a daughter Vivien.[1] His academic career began with a research fellowship at the University of Birmingham followed by a lectureship at Edinburgh University. He became Professor of English Language at Glasgow University in 1959, staying until his retirement in 1990.[1][3] After this academic retirement he continued to work, especially on the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxfo

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David Lewis (politician)

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David Lewis (politician)

David Lewis CC QC (born David Losz; June 23, or October 1909 – May 23, 1981) was a Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. He was national secretary of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) from 1936 to 1950, and one of the key architects of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1961. In 1962, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP), in the House of Commons of Canada, for the York South electoral district. While an MP, he was elected the NDP's national leader, and served from 1971 until 1975. After his defeat in the 1974 federal election, he stepped down as leader and retired from politics. He spent his last years as a university professor at Carleton University, and as a travel correspondent for the Toronto Star. In retirement, he was named to the Order of Canada for his political service. After suffering from cancer for a long time, he died in Ottawa in 1981. Lewis' politics were heavily influenced by the Jewish Labour Bund, which contributed to his support of parliamentary de

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H3h3Productions

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H3h3Productions

h3h3Productions (often shortened to h3h3 or simply h3, due to their initials) is a YouTube channel produced by husband and wife duo Ethan Klein (born June 25, 1985)[7] and Hila Klein, (née Hakmon; born December 12, 1987). The name h3h3 was initially supposed to be ‘HEHE’ due to the couple’s initials, but because the username was taken, they opted for h3h3. Their content mostly consists of reaction videos and sketch comedy in which they satirize internet culture. In addition to their main channel, the Kleins also run a secondary vlog channel called "Ethan and Hila" and a third channel devoted to the H3 Podcast, which features Ethan and Hila interviewing celebrities and YouTubers, discussing recent events and sharing memes, with a focus on internet culture. Episodes of the podcast were originally streamed live on Twitch and later uploaded to YouTube in full, but newer episodes are live-streamed on the podcast's YouTube channel.[8] There is also the H3 Podcast Highlights YouTube channel which features short cli

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J. Michael Kosterlitz

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J. Michael Kosterlitz

Michael Kosterlitz at Nobel press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, December 2016 John Michael Kosterlitz (born June 22, 1943) is a Scottish born British-American physicist. He is a professor of physics at Brown University[4] and the son of biochemist Hans Kosterlitz. He was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics along with David Thouless and Duncan Haldane for work on condensed matter physics.[2] Education and early life He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland,[5] to German Jewish émigrés, the son of the pioneering biochemist[6] Hans Walter Kosterlitz and Hannah Gresshöner. He was educated independently at Robert Gordon's College before transferring to the Edinburgh Academy to prepare for his university entrance examinations.[7] He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, subsequently converted to a MA degree, at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.[5] In 1969, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree[8] from the University of Oxford as a postgraduate student of Brasenose College, Oxford.[5] Career and research

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Aleksandr Tsekalo

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Aleksandr Tsekalo

Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Tsekalo (Russian: Алекса́ндр Евге́ньевич Цека́ло, Ukrainian: Олександр Євгенович Цекало; born 22 March 1961 in Kiev) is a Soviet and Russian musician, actor, radio and TV host.[1] Founder of production company Sreda, he is active in television since 1986. Tsekalo is a TV host in Minute of Fame and Big Difference. Biography Aleksandr Tsekalo was born on March 22, 1961 in Kiev, in the family of thermal engineers Yevgeny Borisovich Tsekalo (March 11, 1931 - May 2007[2]), who was Ukrainian, and Elena Leonidovna Volkova (March 24, 1933 – 2000), who was Jewish.[3][2][4] He learned to play the piano and the guitar and already at school tried himself in concert activity, creating the group "ONO". He participated in amateur performances and theatrical productions.[1] After graduating from the Kiev School in 1978 with an in-depth study of English No. 89,[4] Tsekalo entered the correspondence department of the Leningrad Technological Institute of the Pulp and Paper Industry; at the same time h

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Michael D. Horowitz

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Michael D. Horowitz

Michael D. Horowitz (born December 11, 1938) is an American author and archivist in West Vancouver, British Columbia.[1][2] Background His father, Izzy Horowitz, and paternal grandparents were Russian Jews. Horowitz's American-born mother, Ethel (née Frankel), and his maternal side of the family was Romanian Jewish.[3] The entirety of his family died during the Holocaust. He is the husband of author Cynthia Palmer, and the father of Winona Ryder and Uri Horowitz.[1] Career A former close associate of Timothy Leary, he is responsible with his wife for the creation of the world's largest library of drug literature, the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library.[4] He currently is the owner of Flashback Books, a mail-order bookselling operation, specializing in rare, scarce and out-of-print books, periodicals and related printed materials on the history, literature and science of psychoactive drugs. References Goodall, Nigel (1998). Winona Ryder: The Biography. London: Blake Pub. ISBN 1-85782-214-5. "Flashba

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Scott Aaronson

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Scott Aaronson

Scott Joel Aaronson (born May 21, 1981)[1] is an American theoretical computer scientist and David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary areas of research are quantum computing and computational complexity theory. Early life and education Aaronson grew up in the United States, though he spent a year in Asia when his father—a science writer turned public-relations executive—was posted to Hong Kong.[2] He enrolled in a school there that permitted him to skip ahead several years in math, but upon returning to the US, he found his education restrictive, getting bad grades and having run-ins with teachers. He enrolled in The Clarkson School, a program for gifted youngsters run by Clarkson University, which enabled Aaronson to apply for colleges while only in his freshman year of high school.[2] He was accepted into Cornell University, where he obtained his BSc in computer science in 2000,[3] and where he resided at the Telluride House.[4] He then

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Benjamin Feigenbaum

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Benjamin Feigenbaum

Benjamin Feigenbaum (August 12, 1860 – November 10, 1932) was a Polish born Yiddish socialist, newspaper editor, translator, and satirist. Feigenbaum was an associate editor of the Yiddish language papers The Forward, its predecessor Di Arbeter Tsaytung, and the literary monthly Di Tsukunft and a pioneer of the Socialist Party of America.[1][2] During Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur in 1899, Feigenbaum famously said in alternative event "If there is a God and if he is Almighty as the clergy claims he is, I give him just two minutes’ time to kill me on the spot, so that he may prove his existence!" after two minutes he declared "See! There is no God!". Afterwards he announced a location for the workers to eat instead of fasting, as traditionally done during Yom Kippur.[3] Early life Benjamin Feigenbaum was born to a prominent Chassidic family in Warsaw, Poland. He went to Yeshivah, but became a free-thinker. According to a colleague, Israel Joshua Singer, Feigenbaum's "conversion" to secularism happened when h

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Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962[1]) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era's changing attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2018) by the time of her unexpected death in 1962.[2] More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.[3] Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of 16. While working in the Radioplane Company in 1944 as part of the war effort during World War II, she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox (1946–1947) and Columbia Pict

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Sheldon Lee Glashow

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Sheldon Lee Glashow

Sheldon Lee Glashow (US: ,[1][2] UK: ;[3] born December 5, 1932) is a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is the Metcalf Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Boston University and Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Harvard University, and is a member of the Board of Sponsors for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Birth and education Sheldon Lee Glashow was born in New York City, to Jewish immigrants from Russia, Bella (née Rubin) and Lewis Gluchovsky, a plumber.[4] He graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1950. Glashow was in the same graduating class as Steven Weinberg, whose own research, independent of Glashow's, would result in Glashow, Weinberg, and Abdus Salam sharing the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics (see below).[5] Glashow received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1954 and a Ph.D. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1959 under Nobel-laureate physicist Julian Schwinger. Afterwards, Glashow became a NSF fellow at NORDITA and

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Filipp Goloshchyokin

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Filipp Goloshchyokin

Filipp Isayevich Goloshchyokin[a] (Russian: Филипп Исаевич Голощёкин), born Isay Isaakovich Goloshchyokin (Russian: Исай Исаакович Голощёкин), (March 9 [O.S. February 26] 1876 – October 28, 1941) was a Russian-Jewish Bolshevik, communist revolutionary, Soviet politician and party functionary. In his capacity as a senior figure in the Communist Party, he served as the Chief State Arbiter of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union, First Secretary of the Kazakh Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and as a Full and Candidate Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1934. He is best known for his involvement in the Execution of the Romanov Family, as well as for the deadly role which he played in the Sovietization of Kazakhstan, (Small October), (Russian: Малый Октябрь, a reference to the "Great October"), better known within Kazakhstan as the "Goloshchekin Genocide". He was arrested towards the end of the Great Purge and was

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Fran Lebowitz

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Fran Lebowitz

Frances Ann Lebowitz (born October 27, 1950) is an American author,[1] public speaker,[2][3] and occasional actor.[4] Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities.[5] Some reviewers have called her a modern-day Dorothy Parker.[6] Early life and education Lebowitz was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, the daughter of Ruth and Harold Lebowitz, parents who owned a furniture store and upholstery workshop.[7][8] She developed an obsessive love of reading from an early age, to the point that she would surreptitiously read during class and neglect her homework. Lebowitz describes her "Jewish identity [as] ethnic or cultural or whatever people call it now. But it's not religious."[9] She has been an atheist since the age of 7.[10] She was a poor student overall, particularly struggling with algebra, which she described as "the first thing which they presented to me that I absolutely could not understand at all, and had no interes

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Yakov Zeldovich

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Yakov Zeldovich

Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich ForMemRS[1] (Belarusian: Я́каў Бары́савіч Зяльдо́віч, Russian: Я́ков Бори́сович Зельдо́вич; 8 March 1914 – 2 December 1987), also known as YaB,[2] was a Soviet physicist, who is known for his prolific contributions in cosmology and the physics of thermonuclear and hydrodynamical phenomena.[3] From 1943, Zeldovich played a crucial role in the development of the Soviet Union's nuclear bomb project. In 1963, he returned to academia to embark on pioneering contributions on the fundamental understanding of the thermodynamics of black holes and expanding the scope of cosmology.[4] Biography Early life and education Yakov Zeldovich was born into a Belarusian Jewish family in his grandfather's house in Minsk, Belarusian region in Russia, on March 8 1914.[5] However, in mid-1914, the Zeldovich family moved to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). They resided there until August 1941, when the family was evacuated together with the faculty of the Institute of Chemical Physics to Kazan to avoid t

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Ivan Zalkind

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Ivan Zalkind

Ivan Abramovich Zalkind (Russian: Иван Абрамович Залкинд; 1 May[1] 1885 in Saint Petersburg,[2] Russia – 27 November[1] 1928 in Leningrad,[3] Soviet Union), also known as Ivan Artamonov (Russian: Иван Артамонов),[3] was a Soviet diplomat. Originally a biologist who got his doctorate from the Sorbonne in Paris, Zalkind took part in the October Revolution on the side of Leon Trotsky. When Trotsky 1917 became People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs (de facto: Soviet foreign minister), he made Zalkind his first deputy (de facto: Permanent Under Secretary of State or Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs).[4][5][6][7][8] When Trotsky resigned as foreign minister (because of the peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk), Zalkind was sent as plenipotentiary and consul to Switzerland[3][9][10][11][12] (Zürich, 1918), Turkey (Istanbul, 1922), Latvia (Liepāja, 1923) and Italy (Genoa, 1924, and Milan, 1925). Back in the Soviet Union, after Trotsky's downfall he was expelled from the Communist party and shot himself.[3] Sources Dip

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Maurice Peston, Baron Peston

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Maurice Peston, Baron Peston

Maurice Harry Peston, Baron Peston (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016[1]) was a British economist and Labour life peer.[2] His research interests included macroeconomic policy and the economics of education.[3] Personal Peston was born in 1931 in London, the son of Abraham Peston and Yetta R. (née Malt) Peston. He was educated at Belle Vue Boys' School, Bradford, West Yorkshire,[2] and Hackney Downs School. He graduated from the London School of Economics and undertook postgraduate study at Princeton University.[4] He married Helen Conroy in London in 1958.[5] The couple believed passionately in state education, and sent all of their three children to the local comprehensive, Highgate Wood School, Crouch End, north London.[6] One of their children is the journalist Robert Peston, currently ITV's political editor. Career Academia Peston founded the economics department at Queen Mary College, London, and advised various government departments and Labour Secretaries of State from the 1960s through to the 1990s.

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Joaquin Phoenix

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (né Bottom; born October 28, 1974)[a][3] is an American actor, producer, and activist. For his work as an actor, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Phoenix started acting in television series with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major film release was in the film SpaceCamp (1986). During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name. He later went back to his birth name, Joaquin, and received positive reviews for his supporting work in a wide range of films, most notably for the film adaptation of the novel To Die For (1995) and the period film Quills (2000). He received international attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for portraying musician Johnny Cash in the biopic Walk the Line (2005

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Dieter Noll

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Dieter Noll

Dieter Noll (1966). Dieter Noll (31 December 1927 – 6 February 2008) was a German writer. His best known work is the two volume novel Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt from the early 1960s which had sold over two million copies by his death. Life Dieter Noll was born in Riesa, Saxony to a pharmacist. His mother, who was half Jewish, suffered from repression after the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in Nazi Germany. Noll attended an Oberschule before being drafted as a Luftwaffenhelfer, or assistant in the Nazi air force. Noll served as Luftwaffe support personnel in the Schweren Heimatflakbatterie 210 in Borna district of Chemnitz, though at the end of 1944 he became a soldier in the Wehrmacht. Towards the end of the war, he was captured as prisoner of war by the Americans. After his release, he took his Abitur, or school-leaving certificate, in Chemnitz. He began a study of art history, philosophy and German at the University of Jena in 1948. After 1950 he lived in Berlin as a contributing editor of the Bodo Uhse

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Peter Kropotkin

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Peter Kropotkin

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin ([10] Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич Кропо́ткин; December 9, 1842 – February 8, 1921) was a Russian activist, revolutionary, scientist, geographer[11] and philosopher who advocated anarcho-communism. Born into an aristocratic land-owning family, he attended a military school and later served as an officer in Siberia, where he participated in several geological expeditions. He was imprisoned for his activism in 1874 and managed to escape two years later. He spent the next 41 years in exile in Switzerland, France (where he was imprisoned for almost four years) and in England. He returned to Russia after the Russian Revolution in 1917 but was disappointed by the Bolshevik form of state socialism. Kropotkin was a proponent of a decentralised communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations of self-governing communities and worker-run enterprises. He wrote many books, pamphlets, and articles, the most prominent being The Conquest of Bread and Fields, Facto

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Yulii Khariton

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Yulii Khariton

Khariton on a Russian stamp issued on the 100th anniversary of his birth Yulii Borisovich Khariton (27 February 1904 – 19 December 1996) was a Russian physicist credited as a leading scientist in the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program.[1][2] Since the initiation of the atomic bomb project by Joseph Stalin in 1943, Khariton was the "chief Nuclear weapon designer" and remained associated with the Soviet program for nearly four decades. In honour of the centennial of his birthday in 2004, his image appeared on a Russian postal stamp by the Russian government.[3] Biography Family, early life and education Yulii Borisovich Khariton was born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire to an ethnic middle class Russian Jewish family, on 27 February 1904.:xii[4] His father, Boris Osipovich Khariton, was a political journalist, an editor, and a publisher, who had attained a law degree from Kiev University in Ukraine.:xlii:xii[4][5] His father worked for the newspaper Rech, the main organ of the Constitutional Democrati

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Aviv Geffen

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Aviv Geffen

Aviv Geffen (Hebrew: אביב גפן‎, born May 10, 1973) is an Israeli rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, keyboardist, and guitarist and the son of writer and poet Yehonatan Geffen and Nurit Makover, brother of actress Shira Geffen, and an alumnus of Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. In addition to his solo career, Geffen is a founding member of the band Blackfield. Geffen was and is extremely popular among Israeli youth who were known during the 1990s as the "Moonlight Children" (ילדי אור הירח). Politically, he associates with the Israeli left. His music deals with subjects such as love, peace, death, suicide, politics, and the army (in particular, the IDF). He is often criticized for singing about the IDF while not having served, though he was discharged for medical reasons.[1] Biography Early life Geffen was born and raised in Ramat Gan. His first public performance was in 1984, in the Israeli youth program "Shminiyot BaAvir" ["somersaults"] on the Israeli Channel 1, in which he sang the

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Lenny Abrahamson

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Lenny Abrahamson

Leonard "Lenny" Abrahamson (born 30 November 1966[1][2]) is an Irish film director and screenwriter. He is known for directing such acclaimed independent films as Adam & Paul (2004), Garage (2007), What Richard Did (2012) and Frank (2014) all of which contributed to Abrahamson's six Irish Film and Television Awards. In 2015, he received widespread recognition for directing Room, based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. The film received four nominations at the 88th Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Abrahamson. Early life Abrahamson was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Edna (nėe Walzman) and Max Abrahamson, a solicitor.[3] He was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.[4] Both sides of his family were originally from Eastern Europe, including Poland.[5] His grandfather was surgeon Leonard Abrahamson. He studied at Trinity College Dublin, where he was elected a scholar in Mental and Moral Science (philosophy) in 1988, having first completed an MA in Theor

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Abraham Serfaty

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Abraham Serfaty

Abraham Serfaty (Arabic: أبراهام سرفاتي‎‎; January 16, 1926 – 18 November 2010) was an internationally prominent Moroccan dissident, militant, and political activist, who was imprisoned for years by King Hassan II of Morocco, for his political actions in favor of democracy, during the Years of Lead. He paid a high price for such actions: fifteen months living underground, seventeen years of imprisonment and eight years of exile. He returned to Morocco in September 1999. Life and politics Abraham Serfaty was born in Casablanca, in January 16, 1926, to a middle-class Sephardi liberal humanistic Jewish family originally from Tangier .[1] He graduated in 1949 of École des Mines de Paris one of the most prominent French engineering Grandes écoles. His path as a political activist started very early: in February 1944, he joined the Moroccan Youth Communists,[1] and, upon his arrival in France in 1945, the French Communist Party. When he returned to Morocco in 1949, he joined the Moroccan Communist Party. His anti

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Donald Fagen

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Donald Fagen

Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician best known as the co-founder, lead singer, co-songwriter, and keyboardist of the band Steely Dan, formed in the early ‘70s. He has also released four albums as a solo artist, and in 2001 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 2017 death of Steely Dan’s co-founder Walter Becker leaves Fagen as Steely Dan’s sole member. Early life Fagen was born in Passaic, New Jersey, on January 10, 1948,[1] to Jewish parents, Joseph "Jerry" Fagen, an accountant, and his wife, Elinor, a homemaker who had been a swing singer in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains from childhood through her teens.[2][3] His family moved to the suburb of Fair Lawn around 1958 and soon after to a house on Bedford Road in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, New Jersey. The transition upset him. He detested living in the suburbs. He later recalled that it "was like a prison. I think I lost faith in [my parents'] judgment... It was probably the first time I r

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Scott Atran

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Scott Atran

Scott Atran (born February 6, 1952) is an American-French cultural anthropologist who is Emeritus Director of Research in Anthropology at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris, Research Professor at the University of Michigan, and cofounder of ARTIS International and of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University.[1] He has studied and written about terrorism,[2] violence[3] and religion,[4] and has done fieldwork with terrorists and Islamic fundamentalists,[5] as well as political leaders.[6] Early life and education Atran was born in New York City in 1952. While a student, he became assistant to anthropologist Margaret Mead at the American Museum of Natural History. He received his BA from Columbia College, MA from Johns Hopkins University, and PhD in anthropology from Columbia University. Career Atran has taught at Cambridge University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the École pratique des hautes études and École polytechnique in Paris, and John Jay

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Franz Neumann (political scientist)

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Franz Neumann (political scientist)

Franz Leopold Neumann (23 May 1900 – 2 September 1954) was a German-Jewish political activist, Western Marxist theorist and labor lawyer, who became a political scientist in exile and is best known for his theoretical analyses of National Socialism. He studied in Germany and the United Kingdom, and spent the last phase of his career in the United States, where he worked for the OSS from 1943 to 1945. Together with Ernst Fraenkel and Arnold Bergstraesser, Neumann is considered to be among the founders of modern political science in the Federal Republic of Germany. Biography Early life Neumann was born on May 23, 1900, in Kattowitz (Katowice), Silesia, German Empire (present day Poland). As a student Neumann supported the German November revolution of 1918 and joined the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Neumann was instrumental in organizing the Socialist Students Society in Frankfurt am Main, where in 1918 he met Leo Löwenthal, a future colleague in the Institute for Social Research in New York under Max Horkh

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Lucy Ayoub

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Lucy Ayoub

Lucy Ayoub (Arabic: لوسي ايوب‎, Hebrew: לוסי איוב‎; born June 1992) is an Israeli television presenter, poet and radio host of the IPBC (Kan). Ayoub co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 alongside Assi Azar, Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal.[1] Early life Ayoub was born in Haifa, Israel. She is the daughter of an Arab-Christian father, and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother who converted to Christianity upon their marriage. Ayoub has one brother and three sisters.[2][3] Her paternal grandmother was the daughter of Palestinian refugees who fled to Lebanon during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, leaving her in a convent in Israel, and later was adopted by a prosperous Arab-Christian lady named Lucy Khayat.[2] Her maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors: her maternal grandfather had been in a Nazi concentration camp, while her maternal grandmother from Romania survived among partisans as a child.[2] Ayoub celebrates both the Christian and Jewish holidays with different parts of her family, while personally being an athe

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Jack Cohen (biologist)

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Jack Cohen (biologist)

Jack Cohen, FRSB (19 September 1933 – 6 May 2019)[1] was a British reproductive biologist also known for his science books and involvement with science fiction. Life Cohen was born 19 September 1933 in Norwich[2], but grew up in Stoke Newington.[3] His father was killed shortly after the end of the Second World War, 1 September 1945. His grandfather was a rabbi and he himself was an observant Jew, but later became an atheist. Nevertheless, he continued to attend the synagogue for cultural reasons.[3] He was married three times, and had six children.[3] Academic career Cohen studied at University College, Hull, where he obtained a BSc (external degree of the University of London) in 1954. He obtained his PhD in Zoology at the same institution (by then Hull University) in 1957.[4] He went to the University of Birmingham for post-doctoral work, and was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Comparative physiology in 1959. He worked for a year at Harvard Medical School then returned to Birmingham

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Troye Sivan

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Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan Mellet ( TROY sih-VAHN; born 5 June 1995)[6] is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTuber. After gaining popularity as a singer on YouTube and in Australian talent competitions, Sivan signed with EMI Australia in 2013 and released his debut extended play, TRXYE (2014), which peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200. Its lead single, "Happy Little Pill", reached number 10 on Australian music charts. In 2015, he released his second extended play Wild followed by his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood, whose lead single "Youth" became Sivan's first single to enter the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 23.[7] His second studio album Bloom (2018) reached number three in Australia and number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "My My My!" became Sivan's second number-one single on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.[8] As an actor, Sivan portrayed the younger version of the titular character in the 2009 X-Men film X-Men Origi

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Henryk M. Broder

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Henryk M. Broder

Henryk Marcin Broder (born 20 August 1946, self-designation Henryk Modest Broder) is a Polish-born German journalist, author, and TV personality. Broder is known for polemics, columns, and comments in written and audiovisual media. He wrote for the magazine Der Spiegel, as well as its online version and the daily Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. Since 2010, he has been writing for Die Welt. He is co-editor of Der Jüdische Kalender (The Jewish calendar), a compilation of quotes and texts relating to German Jewish culture, published annually. Besides his numerous publications, he appears as a frequent guest on German TV talk shows. In 2010 and 2011, he produced and starred, alongside Egyptian-German writer and political scientist Hamed Abdel-Samad, in the satirical TV series Entweder Broder – Die Deutschland-Safari (a wordplay on "entweder/oder", German for "either/or", "Either Broder – The Germany Safari") on ARD. Broder is especially interested in Vergangenheitsbewältigung, Islam, Israel, and the Israeli–

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Luciana Genro

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Luciana Genro

Luciana Krebs Genro (born 17 January 1971) is a Brazilian lawyer and politician. Born in Santa Maria, she is the daughter of politician Tarso Genro.[1] Personal life Genro is the daughter of Tarso Fernando Herz Genro and Sandra Krebs.[2] She is an atheist.[3] Political career After being expelled from the Workers' Party (PT) in 2003 for opposing neoliberal political positions,[4][5] she, along with Heloísa Helena, Babá, and João Fontes established the far-left Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL).[1] She was PSOL's presidential candidate in the 2014 Brazilian general election. [6] References "Luciana Genro oficializa pré-candidatura à presidência pelo PSOL". Revista Fórum (in Portuguese). Internet Group. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. "LUCIANA GENRO – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 July 2019. Feres, Elisa (2 September 2014). "Política e religião combinam? Candidatos expõem divergências" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 July 2019. Mignone, Ricar

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Jorge Altamira

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Jorge Altamira

Jorge Altamira Jorge Altamira (born José Saúl Wermus in 1942), is an Argentine activist and politician leading the Workers' Party (Partido Obrero) in Argentina.[1][2] He was born José Saúl Wermus (sometimes spelled "José Huermus")[1] in Buenos Aires, on 13 August 1942.[3][4] Son of a printing worker active in the Graphist Union, Altamira began participating in the labor movement at an early age, and took part in a number of strikes. Altamira had a son. He founded an advocacy magazine, Política Obrera, in 1964, and, later a party by the same name. The party was banned following the March 1976 coup, however, though in 1982, amid the political liberalization that preceded the 1983 return to democracy, he founded the Workers' Party of Argentina.[1] He was among five Workers' Party leaders arrested during the 1989 riots in Argentina on suspicion of incitement; the charges were later dropped.[5] Altamira was elected to the Buenos Aires City Legislature in 2000. He pursued a vigorous labor rights agenda during hi

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