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:: DK: Habermas på top 100 (20-04-2004 19:34)
Time Magazine har i sin udgave 20/4 en liste over de 100 mest indflydelsesrige personer i dag. Habermas er med på listen under kategorien "Scientist & thinkers" - sammen med bl.a. Bernard Lewis, Hernando de Soto og Niall Ferguson.

Todd Gitlin (sociologiprofessor ved Columbia University) skriver bl.a. om Habermas:

”His rationalist system of social thought is the most elaborate and methodical in the contemporary world, which is why he is often cited as a sage by people who would rather chew glass than read his lumbering prose. But it is the awesome yet careful architecture of Jürgen Habermas’ lifetime of scolarship that undergrids his reputation as an independent commentator on most of the ills of the contemporary world. (…) Having written elaborate treatises on philosophy, social theory and the nature of communication … he regularly takes to European Op-Ed pages with lucidity and passion(…) In recent years, he has become a sort of European uncle watching America with hope, alarm and clarity, consistenly arguing against knee-jerk anti-Americanism.(…)

Se: www.time.com/time/2004/time100/
Thomas Gregersen