By David EdendenA regular columnist for the Washington Post, Applebaum is a veteran journalist and author of Gulag: A History, a Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Soviet prison system
Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines compiled a list of the top 100 Intellectuals in 2008. What is interesting to me is that five of these intellectuals stayed silent on the plight of the ethnic Macedonians of Greece, even though they wrote extensively on the wars in the Balkans in the 1990's and 2001.
They all seemed to be hot for human rights for the Albanians of Kosovo, the Bosnian Muslims, the Gypsies of course, and some even mustered a tear or two for the Serbs of Kosovo, but nothing, nada, niende, nistho for the ethnic Macedonians living in Greece.
Its a mystery I tell ya ... or maybe a plot!
Anne Applebaum, United States
Michael Ignatieff, Canada
A past winner of the Gelber Prize for his book Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism, Ignatieff is a leading thinker on human rights issues. He is deputy leader of Canada’s Liberal Party and former head of Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
A former foreign-policy advisor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Power is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. She is the Anna Lindh professor of practice of global leadership and public policy at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.