Adam Gopnik, Nick Davies, Tim Harford, Kelsey Piper, Stephanie M Lee, Kevin Drum, John Pilger, Shane Bauer, Zoe Williams, Stuart Ritchie, Tom Chivers, Louis Theroux, Jonathan Meades, Adrian Chiles, Ian Hislop, Mark Curtis, Jon Ronson, Brian Toohey, Anatole Kaletsky, Ann Wroe, Mike Bird, John Burn-Murdoch, Fintan O’Toole, Nate Silver, Matt Yglesias, Paul Staines, Laurie Penny, Oliver Burkeman, Ananyo Bhattacharya.


Aaron Swartz, Martha Gellhorn, Lester Bangs, Karl Marx, Naomi Klein, AA Gill, Orwell, Jessica Mitford, Günter Wallraff, Christopher Hitchens, PJ O’Rourke, HL Mencken, Deborah Orr, Barbara Ehrenreich, John Peel.


Jonathan Meades, Simon Reynolds, Dave Hickey, Piero Scaruffi, Geoff Dyer, Clive James, Emily Nussbaum, David Foster Wallace, Pierre Bayard, Chuck Klosterman, John Earls, Jessica Hopper.

It is a severe demerit in a journalist to have A Theory. A journalist is for finding hidden data, the cruxes that all others look past, the skulls, and should ban themselves from mere theorising.