John N. Gray

Born Apr 17, 1948

John N. Gray is a British political philosopher and author, formerly School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. Gray contributes regularly to The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman, where is the lead book reviewer.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on April 17, 1948.


1976 28 Years Old Gray's political thought is famous for its mobility across the political spectrum over the years. As a student, Gray was on the left and continued to vote Labour into the mid-1970s; by 1976 he had shifted towards a right-liberal New Right position, convinced that the world was changing irrevocably through technological inventions, realigned financial markets and new economic power blocs, and that the left failed to comprehend the magnitude and nature of this change. … Read More


1995 47 Years Old The term agonistic liberalism appears in John Gray's book Isaiah Berlin from 1995. … Read More


1998 50 Years Old His 1998 book False Dawn was praised by George Soros as 'a powerful analysis of the deepening instability of global capitalism' which 'should be read by all who are concerned about the future of the global economy'. … Read More
2002 54 Years Old His 2002 book Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals has received particular praise. … Read More


2011 63 Years Old In August/September 2011 John Gray presented a series of talks for BBC Radio 4. … Read More
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