Area
Name
Major Work
Dates
politics
(avoid stuff on grammar)
Noam Chomsky
Sydney Peace Prize speech
Manufacturing Consent documentary

environment
Rachel Carson
Carson launched the environmental movement

The Government's position: so safe you can eat it!

1962
politics
Ronald Reagan
Evil Empire speech
1983
history of Cold War
John Lewis Gaddis
Analysis of the Cold War

history
Francis Fukuyama
The End of History?
1989
postmodernism
Linda Hutcheon
historiographic metaficiton see A Poetics of Postmodernism
a short definition
1988
postmodernism
Frederic Jameson
historical depthlessness of postmodern fiction
a short definition
1991
politcal and cultural thinker
Arthur Koestler
a review of his biography

feminist
Germaine Greer
a short extract from The Female Eunuch
1970
feminist and cultural critic
Susan Sontag
obituary

literature
William Faulkner
Nobel Prize speech
1949
philosopher
Jean Paul Sartre
a short summary

feminist
Simone De Beauvoir
a short summary

cultural critic and novelist
Aldous Huxley
the wikipedia entry


economist
John Maynard Keynes
what looks like an 'official' website

literature, politics
George Orwell
You and the Atom Bomb
1945
theatre, dissident, antiCommunist,first president of democratic Czechoslavakia
Vaclav Havel
BBC obituary
SMH Timelines

politics, economics (not a self-identifying feminist!)
Margaret Thatcher

1979-1990
politics, culture
J Edgar Hoover
'Authentic' representation of he FBI, authorised by Hoover, made in Hollywood. (You might also like to consider Joseph McCarthy as a thinker as well.)

film: 1959
Hoover in power: 1924-1972

Area
Name
Major Work
Dates
politics, ideology
Senator Joseph McCarthy

senator from 1947-1957