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Anthony Barnett

Co-founder of openDemocracy

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Writer, campaigner and organiser, Anthony Barnett is the co-founder of the global website openDemocracy. He was the site’s Editor-in-Chief until 2007, and continues to contribute
as a journalist. Anthony is the author or co-author of nine books, and countless articles on topics ranging from Cambodia to Henry Moore, though he is best known for his writing on problems faced by the British state. His long-standing call for Britain to become a European democracy or risk our basic liberties has, he argues in his latest book, been vindicated
 by the Brexit crisis. He was the first director of Charter 88, the influential campaign for human rights and constitutional reform.