Anthony Barnett


Anthony Barnett co-founded openDemocracy ten years ago, in 2001, and was its Editor until 2006. He writes regularly for it on issues of democracy, power and international affairs as well as currently co-editing its British section, OurKingdom. He is a democratic activist in the UK, where he was the first director of the influential reform movement Charter 88, which campaigned for a democratic constitution. In 2009 he Co-Directed the Convention on Modern Liberty. He also writes for the New Statesman and is the author of various books, on Indochina, the USSR and British politics, the most recent The Athenian Option advocated citizens selected by lot to replace the House of Lords. He takes an interest in sculpture and made a TV film on England’s Henry Moore.

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