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Defending liberal democracy against illiberal authoritarianism in all its forms.


Aaron Ross Powell

Host of ReImagining Liberty, a podcast about the emancipatory, cosmopolitan, and forward-looking case for radical liberty, and Zooming In, a show from The UnPopulist. Radical liberal cosmopolitan and ex-think tank scholar.

Thomas Shull

Thomas Shull is a writer, editor, and consultant living in Midland, Michigan.

Berny Belvedere

Senior Editor at The UnPopulist. Founder and former EIC of Arc Digital. Words in The Washington Post, The Bulwark, and elsewhere. Philosophy instructor.

Shikha Dalmia

Founder and editor of The UnPopulist whose mission is to defend liberalism from the rise of modern, populist authoritarianism. Born in New Delhi, I was formerly with Reason magazine and a columnist at The Week.

Akiva Malamet

Akiva Malamet is Managing Editor at The UnPopulist, and an M.A Candidate in Philosophy at Queen’s University (Canada). He holds a B.A in Government from Reichman University - IDC Herzliya in Israel.