The Marxist philosopher Norman Geras is a former Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester. Norman's Blog, "Normblog" which he updates several times a day has led to him being labelled as part of the " New Commentariat " by The Guardian, and "Normblog" has become required reading for the Pro-War Left. He has written a number of books, including Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend and The Contract of Mutual Indifference: Political Philosophy After the Holocaust. An excellent distillation of Norman's position regarding 9/11 and some of the Left's reaction to it can be found here. See also examples of Norman's writing on Iraq, and on making excuses for terrorism. Norm is also a knowledgable and respected writer on the subject of cricket.