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?


"Human Rights as a Western Plaything"

31 October 2016
"Bugger off if you don't like 'our' Western values" Its a phrase used by many opionleaders and politicians towards people who don't respect freedom of speech, freedom of press or the rights of women. Is it too strong to say 'bugger off!'? No, its not strong enough!

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

28 June 2016 More

"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