Blog Entry #3: Public Intellectuals

J.K. Rowling
Writer, philanthropist • United Kingdom

Author of the Harry Potter series and advocate for equal rights for the LGBT+ community ( and has lost billionaire status due to her charitable giving (

Stephen Colbert
Television host, satirist • United States

Previously hosted The Colbert Report, currently a late night talk show host that skewers the politically powerful while providing the public with genuine news and analysis, typically with comedy.

Barack Obama
Politician • United States

The 44th President of the United States.  Obama was an advocate for the LGBT+ community as well and is an eloquent speaker.

Bernie Sanders
Politician • United States

Senator of Vermont, Bernie has been consistent in his platform for decades.  He advocates for the middle and lower classes, promotes affordable higher education, and equality for all people.


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