is a political philosopher and author,
formerly School Professor of European Thought at the London School of
Gray contributes regularly to The Guardian, New Statesman, and The
Times Literary Supplement, and has written several influential books on
politics and philosophy, including 'False Dawn: The Delusions of Global
Capitalism' (1998), 'Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals'
(2003) and 'Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia'