Politics 27 October 2010 In praise of Steven Baxter The blogger “Anton Vowl” reveals himself. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML While those in the mainstream media seem to think the political blogosphere consists entirely of Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes, many who follow blogs and blogging regard the lesser-known Anton Vowl as nothing less than outstanding. His blog – formally called Enemies of Reason – is consistently provocative and well written. He is one of the few bloggers whose every post is not only worth reading, but also thinking about and reading again. Like many other political bloggers, he posted under a pseudonym. But yesterday – in an interesting and moving article on the Guardian's Comment Is Free website – he "came out". No longer can we think of him only as his distinctive avatar, a toy monkey bought in Vietnam. There was no need for him to "come out". However, as he has chosen to do so, it provides an opportunity to praise by name one of the very best writers today using the blogging medium: Steven Baxter. David Allen Green blogs on legal and policy matters for the New Statesman. He has recently been appointed a judge for the 2011 George Orwell Prize for blogging, for which he was shortlisted in 2010. › Inside Out: day three David Allen Green is legal correspondent of the New Statesman and author of the Jack of Kent blog. His legal journalism has included popularising the Simon Singh libel case and discrediting the Julian Assange myths about his extradition case. His uncovering of the Nightjack email hack by the Times was described as "masterly analysis" by Lord Justice Leveson. David is also a solicitor and was successful in the "Twitterjoketrial" appeal at the High Court. (Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice.) Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Douglas Carswell leaves Ukip to become independent MP Labour is a pioneer in fighting sexism. That doesn't mean there's no sexism in Labour Why isn't Labour putting forward Corbynite candidates?