The history of free thinking on the basis of old and new texts

Freedom is under siege. Ignorance, obstinacy, but also by misunderstandings put pressure on our civil liberties. This site likes to offer a counterbalance through liberal readings. Using old and new texts, I try to sketch the rich history of free thinking. What can we learn from these texts about the personal and political issues of our time?


TEDX: "Cherish the right to be a non-believer"

28 June 2016
The creator of 'Freethoughtvlog' was invited by Tedx to speak about 'nonbelievers'. Questioning things is something people do every day, about issues small and big. But, says Boris van der Ham, the closer the question touches upon beliefs or convictions, the more those asking the questions are being challenged. And so Boris advocates for those he calls non-believers. Cherish the right to be inconsistent - is an essential for us as human beings.

"The Right to Change Your Mind"

22 June 2016 More

"Don't nod and shake your head at the same time"

10 May 2016 More

"Why Celebrate the Holidays" (Ahrendt)

18 December 2011 More

"Freedom: 10 years after 9/11 (Fukuyama)

09 September 2011 More

"Love, Science & Shakespeare) (Summer edition!)

01 July 2011 More

Classical Wisdom for the Old & Young Arab Powers (Sophocles)

09 May 2011 More