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MercatorNet—whose mission is “reframing ethical and policy debates in terms of human dignity”—has compiled a list of twenty public intellectuals who promote some aspect of human dignity :

After asking friends and contributors to nominate public intellectuals who support human dignity, we discovered how few of them there are. There are people aplenty who believe passionately in human dignity, but few who can articulate why — and have the wit and charm to debate in the public square without bitterness and rancor. In the face of challenges from dehumanising isms like scientism, materialism and relativism, we badly need more of them.

Their list includes: Magdi Allam, Gary Becker, Benedict XVI, Bono, Rocco Buttiglione, Francis Collins, Dalai Lama, Norman Davies, Francis Fukuyama, Robert P. George, Mary Anne Glendon, Vaclev Havel, Leon Kass, Kishore Mahbubani, Melanie Phillips, Roger Scruton, Amartya Sen, Christina Hoff Sommers, Charles Taylor, and Muhammad Yunus.

Who would you add to this list?

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