Theodore Dalrymple is Sr. New English Review Editor. He is also known as Dr. Anthony Daniels, a recently retired doctor and psychiatrist who worked 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, Admirable Evasions and from New English Review Press Anything Goes (2011), Farewell Fear (2012), Threats of Pain and Ruin (2014) and Out Into The Beautiful World (2015). Dr. Dalrymple's NER archives are here.
Rebecca Bynum, Publisher and Managing Editor for New English Review and author of Allah is Dead: Why Islam is Not a Religion (2011), and The Real Nature of Religion (2014). 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 was 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, Walter Scott's Crusades and Other Fantasies, 2013, and Christmas in the Koran, 2014.
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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 frequent co-host on the weekly Lisa Benson Radio Show on National Security Issues on the Salem Radio Network broadcast on KKNT960 from Phoenix, Arizona. He has been co-host on the periodic International Middle East Roundtable discussions with noted experts broadcast on Northwest Florida’s Talk Radio station, 1330AMWEBY. Mr. Gordon's New English Review articles are archived here. His collection of interviews, The West Speaks, was published by the NER Press in 2O12. He is a graduate of both Boston and Columbia Universities.
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 six books; 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) and Modern Hebrew, The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language (McFarland & Co., 2014). He is the author of more than 300 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. He currently lectures on cruises as a Guest Speaker about the destinations and special interest topics.
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.
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.
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.
G. Murphy Donovan is a former Intelligence officer and veteran of Catholic schools, USAF Intelligence, CIA, DIA, NSA, Vietnam, Korea, and the East Bronx. He usually writes about the politics of national security. However, he occasionally strays into the cultural or culinary because he believes that the only deficits that matter are common sense, hygiene, and a good multi-grain. He has written for most national security journals and a host of other periodicals too where his angst is pirated with abandon. Colonel Donovan's NER contributions are listed here and his blog posts are here. Help Yourself