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About Us

The Liberal magazine is dedicated to a renaissance in liberal politics and the liberal arts.
First founded in 1822 by the Romantic poets Percy Shelley, Lord Byron and Leigh Hunt,
The Liberal seeks to regenerate liberalism and reinvigorate the public sphere.
Alongside reportage and political and economic analysis, we publish philosophical essays, poetry, music scores, photography and short fiction from around the world.

Contributors to the first twelve issues include Harold Bloom, Christopher Hitchens,
Helen Suzman, Ariel Dorfman, Al Alvarez, Martin Rees, Matthew Parris, Germaine Greer,
Wole Soyinka, Clive James, Julia Kristeva, Slavoj Žižek, Shirley Williams, Bryan Appleyard,
Elaine Showalter and Simon Sebag-Montefiore.

Where to find the magazine

In the UK: The Liberal may be purchased at WH Smith's High Street stores, Waterstone’s, Borders, World News, and all good independent newsagents.

Outside the UK: The Liberal is sold in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
and a selection of European countries. For more details, or to find the location of your nearest outlet, email .



Benjamin Ramm

Deputy Editor

Louise Whiteley

Contributing Editors

Adi Drori-Avraham
Simon Kovar
Niccoló Milanese
Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Danny Postel
John Thorne

Toronto, ON

Zahur Survé

Advisory Board

Harold Bloom
David Constantine
Ariel Dorfman
Terry Eagleton
Ramin Jahanbegloo
Hugh Lawson-Tancred

Juan José Sánchez Arévalo

Dan Stevens
Helen Suzman (1917-2009)
George Szirtes
Raymond Tallis
Marina Warner
Robert Woodthorpe-Browne
Ronald Wright

Correspondence to advisory board members may be sent care of the editor.