Anthony Barnett Associate

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Anthony Barnett is an organizer and writer. He is a co-founder of openDemocracy and was its first editor from 2001 to 2007 and continues to write regularly for it as well as Byline Times.

Anthony Barnett

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He was one of the early Fellows of TNI, working on Vietnam and Cambodia from 1978 to 1983 (when he published Aftermath with John Pilger). His short documentary U.S. Progressives on a Knife Edge was made in 2022. He was the first director of Charter 88 from 1988 to 1995. It called for Britain to embrace a European style codified constitution. His recent books are The Lure of Greatness: England’s Brexit and America’s Trump (2017) and Taking Control! Humanity and America after Trump and the Pandemic(2022). He is a founding supporter of Europe for Scotland.