|Once commissioned a Saturday Night article from me|
As Clark and Colley suggest, Prospect is British, and though the list is pretty global, there is a good sprinkling of "famous in London" types. The fifty were chosen by a vote of readers, and they must be kinda lefty -- and a little unconventional. Russell Brand is number four? I loved Get Him to the Greek, but come on!
Number one is Thomas Piketty, go figure. Two is Yanis Varoufakis, the economist in the leather jacket from the new Greek government, and five is Paul Krugman.