People alive or not too long dead I'd like to have at a Seder:
Harold Bloom, Robert Pinsky, Susan Sontag, Larry Bird (you heard me, Larry Bird), maybe just maybe Garry Kasparov, Francine Prose, Carl Djerrasi, Richard Price (that just hit me and it's a great idea), Ayan Hirsi Ali (wouldn't that be interesting?), Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (but she'd probably bring her husband, Stephen Pinker, which could be a drag), EO Wilson (you might think that's a stretch but I don't, he'd be great). . .
People I don't want at this Seder: Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Lerner. . . and while I'm at it, Paul Berman. . .
Other people I'd like at the Seder:
Stephen Greenblatt, Bobby Fischer (sedated if necessary, but I'd like it). . .
Other people I wouldn't want at the Seder:
Camille Paglia, Paul Wolfowitz . . .
Fantasy person I'd like at the Seder:
Red Auerbach. . .
Reaching back a little farther:
Hannah Arendt, what, are you kidding; It would be risky but of course.
Clement Greenberg, not a chance