1. 1: 2005 Noam Chomsky:Down 10 | 2008 Fethullah Gülen: New in 2008
  2. 2: 2005 Umberto Eco:Down 12 | 2008 Muhammad Yunus: New in 2008
  3. 3: 2005 Richard Dawkins:Down 16 | 2008 Yusuf al-Qaradawi: Up 53
  4. 4: 2005 Václav Havel:Down 22 | 2008 Orhan Pamuk: Up 50
  5. 5: 2005 Christopher Hitchens:Down 22 | 2008 Aitzaz Ahsan: New in 2008
  6. 6: 2005 Paul Krugman:Down 24 | 2008 Amr Khaled: New in 2008
  7. 7: 2005 Jürgen Habermas:Down 15 | 2008 Abdolkarim Soroush: Up 8
  8. 8: 2005 Amartya Sen:Down 8 | 2008 Tariq Ramadan: Up 50
  9. 9: 2005 Jared Diamond:Down 22 | 2008 Mahmood Mamdani: New in 2008
  10. 10: 2005 Salman Rushdie:Down 13 | 2008 Shirin Ebadi: Up 2
  11. 11: 2005 Naomi Klein:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Noam Chomsky: Down 10
  12. 12: 2005 Shirin Ebadi:Up 2 | 2008 Al Gore: New in 2008
  13. 13: 2005 Hernando de Soto:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Bernard Lewis: Up 21
  14. 14: 2005 Bjørn Lomborg:Down 27 | 2008 Umberto Eco: Down 12
  15. 15: 2005 Abdolkarim Soroush:Up 8 | 2008 Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Up 31
  16. 16: 2005 Thomas Friedman:Down 24 | 2008 Amartya Sen: Down 8
  17. 17: 2005 Pope Benedict XVI:Down 15 | 2008 Fareed Zakaria: Up 18
  18. 18: 2005 Eric Hobsbawm:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Garry Kasparov: New in 2008
  19. 19: 2005 Paul Wolfowitz:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Richard Dawkins: Down 16
  20. 20: 2005 Camille Paglia:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Mario Vargas Llosa: Up 9
  21. 21: 2005 Francis Fukuyama:Down 22 | 2008 Lee Smolin: New in 2008
  22. 22: 2005 Jean Baudrillard:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Jürgen Habermas: Down 15
  23. 23: 2005 Slavoj Žižek:Down 2 | 2008 Salman Rushdie: Down 13
  24. 24: 2005 Daniel Dennett:Down 18 | 2008 Sari Nusseibeh: Up 41
  25. 25: 2005 Freeman Dyson:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Slavoj Žižek: Down 2
  26. 26: 2005 Steven Pinker:Down 31 | 2008 Václav Havel: Down 22
  27. 27: 2005 Jeffrey Sachs:Down 21 | 2008 Christopher Hitchens: Down 22
  28. 28: 2005 Samuel Huntington:Same ranking | 2008 Samuel Huntington: Same ranking
  29. 29: 2005 Mario Vargas Llosa:Up 9 | 2008 Peter Singer: Up 4
  30. 30: 2005 Ali al-Sistani:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Paul Krugman: Down 24
  31. 31: 2005 Edward O. Wilson:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Jared Diamond: Down 22
  32. 32: 2005 Richard Posner:Down 52 | 2008 Pope Benedict XVI: Down 15
  33. 33: 2005 Peter Singer:Up 4 | 2008 Fan Gang: Up 49
  34. 34: 2005 Bernard Lewis:Up 21 | 2008 Michael Ignatieff: Up 3
  35. 35: 2005 Fareed Zakaria:Up 18 | 2008 Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Up 8
  36. 36: 2005 Gary Becker:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Lilia Shevtsova: New in 2008
  37. 37: 2005 Michael Ignatieff:Up 3 | 2008 Charles Taylor: New in 2008
  38. 38: 2005 Chinua Achebe:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Martin Wolf: New in 2008
  39. 39: 2005 Anthony Giddens:Missing in 2008 | 2008 E.O. Wilson: New in 2008
  40. 40: 2005 Lawrence Lessig:Down 12 | 2008 Thomas Friedman: Down 24
  41. 41: 2005 Richard Rorty:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Bjørn Lomborg: Down 27
  42. 42: 2005 Jagdish Bhagwati:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Daniel Dennett: Down 18
  43. 43: 2005 Fernando Henrique Cardoso:Up 8 | 2008 Francis Fukuyama: Down 22
  44. 44: 2005 JM Coetzee:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Ramachandra Guha: New in 2008
  45. 45: 2005 Niall Ferguson:Down 17 | 2008 Tony Judt: New in 2008
  46. 46: 2005 Ayaan Hirsi Ali:Up 31 | 2008 Steven Levitt: New in 2008
  47. 47: 2005 Steven Weinberg:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Nouriel Roubini: New in 2008
  48. 48: 2005 Julia Kristeva:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Jeffrey Sachs: Down 21
  49. 49: 2005 Germaine Greer:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Wang Hui: New in 2008
  50. 50: 2005 Antonio Negri:Missing in 2008 | 2008 V.S. Ramachandran: New in 2008
  51. 51: 2005 Rem Koolhaas:Down 37 | 2008 Drew Gilpin Faust: New in 2008
  52. 52: 2005 Timothy Garton Ash:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Lawrence Lessig: Down 12
  53. 53: 2005 Martha Nussbaum:Down 15 | 2008 J.M. Coetzee: New in 2008
  54. 54: 2005 Orhan Pamuk:Up 50 | 2008 Fernando Savater: New in 2008
  55. 55: 2005 Clifford Geertz:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Wole Soyinka: Up 11
  56. 56: 2005 Yusuf al-Qaradawi:Up 53 | 2008 Yan Xuetong: New in 2008
  57. 57: 2005 Henry Louis Gates Jr.:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Steven Pinker: Down 31
  58. 58: 2005 Tariq Ramadan:Up 50 | 2008 Alma Guillermoprieto: New in 2008
  59. 59: 2005 Amos Oz:Down 13 | 2008 Sunita Narain: Up 21
  60. 60: 2005 Larry Summers:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Anies Baswedan: New in 2008
  61. 61: 2005 Hans Küng:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Michael Walzer: Up 7
  62. 62: 2005 Robert Kagan:Down 7 | 2008 Niall Ferguson: Down 17
  63. 63: 2005 Paul Kennedy:Missing in 2008 | 2008 George Ayittey: New in 2008
  64. 64: 2005 Daniel Kahneman:Down 32 | 2008 Ashis Nandy: New in 2008
  65. 65: 2005 Sari Nusseibeh:Up 41 | 2008 David Petraeus: New in 2008
  66. 66: 2005 Wole Soyinka:Up 11 | 2008 Olivier Roy: New in 2008
  67. 67: 2005 Kemal Derviş:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Lawrence Summers: New in 2008
  68. 68: 2005 Michael Walzer:Up 7 | 2008 Martha Nussbaum: Down 15
  69. 69: 2005 Gao Xingjian:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Robert Kagan: Down 7
  70. 70: 2005 Howard Gardner:Down 25 | 2008 James Lovelock: Up 1
  71. 71: 2005 James Lovelock:Up 1 | 2008 J. Craig Venter: New in 2008
  72. 72: 2005 Robert Hughes:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Amos Oz: Down 13
  73. 73: 2005 Ali Mazrui:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Samantha Power: New in 2008
  74. 74: 2005 Craig Venter:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Lee Kuan Yew: New in 2008
  75. 75: 2005 Martin Rees:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Hu Shuli: New in 2008
  76. 76: 2005 James Q. Wilson:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Kwame Anthony Appiah: New in 2008
  77. 77: 2005 Robert Putnam:Down 16 | 2008 Malcolm Gladwell: New in 2008
  78. 78: 2005 Peter Sloterdijk:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Alexander de Waal: New in 2008
  79. 79: 2005 Sergei Karaganov:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Gianni Riotta: New in 2008
  80. 80: 2005 Sunita Narain:Up 21 | 2008 Daniel Barenboim: New in 2008
  81. 81: 2005 Alain Finkielkraut:Down 18 | 2008 Therese Delpech: New in 2008
  82. 82: 2005 Fan Gang:Up 49 | 2008 William Easterly: New in 2008
  83. 83: 2005 Florence Wambugu:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Minxin Pei: New in 2008
  84. 84: 2005 Gilles Kepel:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Richard Posner: Down 52
  85. 85: 2005 Enrique Krauze:Down 1 | 2008 Ivan Krastev: New in 2008
  86. 86: 2005 Ha Jin:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Enrique Krauze: Down 1
  87. 87: 2005 Neil Gershenfeld:Down 11 | 2008 Anne Applebaum: New in 2008
  88. 88: 2005 Paul Ekman:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Rem Koolhaas: Down 37
  89. 89: 2005 Jaron Lanier:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Jacques Attali: New in 2008
  90. 90: 2005 Gordon Conway:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Paul Collier: New in 2008
  91. 91: 2005 Pavol Demes:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Esther Duflo: New in 2008
  92. 92: 2005 Elaine Scarry:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Michael Spence: New in 2008
  93. 93: 2005 Robert Cooper:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Robert Putnam: Down 16
  94. 94: 2005 Harold Varmus:Same ranking | 2008 Harold Varmus: Same ranking
  95. 95: 2005 Pramoedya Ananta Toer:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Howard Gardner: Down 25
  96. 96: 2005 Zheng Bijian:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Daniel Kahneman: Down 32
  97. 97: 2005 Kenichi Ohmae:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Yegor Gaidar: New in 2008
  98. 98: 2005 Wang Jisi:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Neil Gershenfeld: Down 11
  99. 99: 2005 Kishore Mahbubani:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Alain Finkielkraut: Down 18
  100. 100: 2005 Shintaro Ishihara:Missing in 2008 | 2008 Ian Buruma: New in 2008

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