Lindsay Johns is a writer and broadcaster. He has written for the Evening Standard, The Times, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph, as well as Prospect and The Spectator magazines in the UK. He also writes regularly for The Root in the USA, for the Cape Argus in South Africa and often appears on BBC TV and radio.
"Of all the political and cultural festivals, none beats the Battle of Ideas for its eclecticism and willingness to invite controversial and absorbing debate."
John Kampfner, Chief executive, Index on Censorship; former editor, New Statesman