Richard Cohen. Photograph by Christopher Dickey

Richard Cohen

Wheel of Fortune from the Carmina Burana.

Carmina Burana

Livy

(c. 59 BC - c. 17)

British historian Edward Gibbon.

Edward Gibbon

(1737 - 1794)

Juvenal

(c. 60 - c. 130)

Color photograph of author David Graeber wearing a t-shirt.

David Graeber

Jill Leovy

Madame Roland

(1754 - 1793)

William Hogeland

William Hogeland

Black and white photograph of Friedrich Nietzsche with a huge mustache.

Friedrich Nietzsche

(1844 - 1900)

Hans Holbein portrait of Sir Thomas More.

Thomas More

(1478 - 1535)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

(1841 - 1935)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Eugène Sue

(1804 - 1857)

Horace Gray

(1828 - 1902)

Galileo Galilei

(1564 - 1642)

Photograph of English novelist Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens

(1812 - 1870)

American physicist Richard Feynman.

Richard Feynman

(1918 - 1988)

John Paul Stevens

Catherine the Great

(1729 - 1796)

Black and white photograph of American anarchist Emma Goldman.

Emma Goldman

(1869 - 1940)

Lewis Lapham at his desk

Lewis H. Lapham

M. Edith Durham

(1863 - 1944)

Color portrait of German theologian and reformer Martin Luther.

Martin Luther

(1483 - 1546)

E.P. Thompson

(1924 - 1993)

Okuni Takamasa

(1793 - 1871)

T. Obinkaram Echewa

Ellen Ullman

al-Mawardi

(c. 972 - 1058)

Photograph of Native American poet and novelist Leslie Marmon Silko.

Leslie Marmon Silko

American Congregational minister Cotton Mather.

Cotton Mather

(1663 - 1728)

Isabella Whitney

(c. 1540 - c. 1580)

Photograph of African-American abolitionist and U.S. diplomat Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass

(c. 1818 - 1895)

Olympe de Gouges

(1748 - 1793)

Myron H. Thompson

Black and white image of Greek biographer and writer Plutarch.

Plutarch

(46 - c. 120)

Color portrait of English philosopher John Locke.

John Locke

(1632 - 1704)

Anne Boleyn

(c. 1507 - 1536)

John Lyde Wilson

(1784 - 1849)

Black and white image of English philosopher and political theorist John Stuart Mill.

John Stuart Mill

(1806 - 1873)

Ralph Nader

José Hernández

(1834 - 1886)

Joan Cocks

Joan Cocks

David Frost

(1939 - 2013)

John Marshall

(1755 - 1835)

Muhammad al-Muwaylihi

(1858 - 1930)

Jacobo Timerman

(1923 - 1999)

Angela Y. Davis

Jon Wiener

Erica Benner

Erica Benner

Mary Ware Dennett

(1872 - 1947)

Sculpture bust of Greek dramatist Euripides.

Euripides

(c. 484 BC - c. 406 BC)

Sepia toned photograph of Lewis Carroll in a suit, reading a book

Lewis Carroll

(1832 - 1898)

Nikolay Bukharin

(1888 - 1938)

French general and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte

(1769 - 1821)

Rafael Marques

Edith Simcox

(1844 - 1901)

Nat Nakasa

(1937 - 1965)

Janet Malcolm

Han Fei

(c. 280 BC - 233 BC)

Lucy Stone.

Lucy Stone

(1818 - 1893)

Jewish philosopher, jurist, and physician Moses Maimonides.

Moses Maimonides

(1135 - 1204)

Paul Butler

Studio headshot of a young Charlie Chaplin without his signature mustache.

Charlie Chaplin

(1889 - 1977)

Painting of a young Immanuel Kant.

Immanuel Kant

(1724 - 1804)

Portrait of French political philosopher Montesquieu.

Montesquieu

(1689 - 1755)

Painted portrait of Scottish philosopher David Hume.

David Hume

(1711 - 1776)

Gratian

(c. 1099 - c. 1159)

Photograph of President Abraham Lincoln sitting in a chair.

Abraham Lincoln

(1809 - 1865)

Arundhati Roy

Image of Renaissance humanist and scholar Poggio Bracciolini.

Poggio Bracciolini

(1380 - 1459)

William Cowper

(1731 - 1800)

Joseph de Maistre

(1753 - 1821)

Black and white photograph of German-language writer Franz Kafka.

Franz Kafka

(1883 - 1924)

William Blackstone

(1723 - 1780)

Elizabeth I

(1533 - 1603)

Former President of the United States Richard Nixon.

Richard Nixon

(1914 - 1994)