David Aaronovitch is a journalist, broadcaster and columnist. He started his media career as a television researcher, working on programmes such as Weekend World and On The Record. Moving over to print journalism in 1995, David has worked for The Independent, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman, Guardian and Observer. Since 2005 he has been a regular contributor to The Times and the Jewish Chronicle. He is chair of Index on Censorship. He is a regular chair on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and is currently working on a series of interviews with former Prime Minister Tony Blair, to be shown on BBC1.
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History (Jonathan Cape, 2009)
Paddling to Jerusalem: An Aquatic Tour of Our Small Country (Fourth Estate, 2001)
Performing politics: is all the world a stage?
"The rules of the game at The Battle of Ideas makes beating about the bush impossible. When you are given 5 minutes to make your point, you either say something essential, or you reveal that you have nothing really to say. This eliminates 'the unbearable lightness' of speculation that haunts public debate."
Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist