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, Anything Goes and Farewell Fear. 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, Virgins What Virgins?: And Other Essays, 2010, Koranic Allusions, 2013, and Sir Walter Scott's Crusades and Other Fantasies, 2013.
Warraq's op-ed pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal in
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.
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. He also blogs for The Iconoclast and his entries are 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 Graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the south Bronx and several less illustrious institutions such as Iona college (BA), the University of Southern California (MS), the Air War college, and the National Intelligence University. Withal, he still confuses colons with semicolons.
Donovan is also a Vietnam veteran and former senior USAF research fellow at the RAND Corporation. He served tours with DIA, NSA, CIA, and USAF Intelligence; yet, he still has trouble locating pocket combs, car key, and TV remotes.
Colonel Donovan's essays have appeared in Studies in Intelligence, most American service journals,The Chicago Tribune, The Jerusalem Post, and other periodicals; especially those internet dailies that live on tawdry pirated content.
His New English Review articles are archived here. Help yourself!