November 3, 2013

Väggen försvinner / The Wall Disappears

You are not stupid - It’s the state and the schools that make you ignorant.


Description of THE WALL and presentation of our course

In English

På svenska

June 7, 2012

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012)

Update: Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203, Interviewed by Sam Weller, .The Paris Review, Spring 2010, No. 192
"You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do—and they don’t. They have prejudices."

Obituary, Peerless American short-story writer and the author of Fahrenheit 451,
David Pringle, 6 June 2012

Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer by David L. Wolper

David L. Wolper (1928 –2010)

Found the movie at: Ray Bradbury Talks Inspiration and Advice in a Fascinating 1963 Film
By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, June 6 2012

Jesus was a Buddhist Monk - ? - BBC Documentary

Jesus in India (book) 1899?

The History of the Devil

April 25, 2012

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

Daron Acemoğluğlu

Why Nations Fail - Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Why Nations Fail By Thomas L. Friedman Published: March 31, 2012

20 May 2012 Update

The New York Review of Books

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

By Jared Diamond, June 7, 2012

Diamond´s final remark:
Why Nations Fail should be required reading for politicians and anyone concerned with economic development. The authors’ discussions of what can and can’t be done today to improve conditions in poor countries are thought-provoking and will stimulate debate. Donors and international agencies try to “engineer prosperity” either by foreign aid or by urging poor countries to adopt good economic policies. But there is widespread disappointment with the results of these well-intentioned efforts. Acemoglu and Robinson pithily diagnose the cause of these disappointing outcomes in their final chapter: “Attempting to engineer prosperity without confronting the root cause of the problems—extractive institutions and the politics that keeps them in place—is unlikely to bear fruit.”

Links regarding the lecture

Adam Smith (1723–1790)

- The Wealth of Nations (1776)

March 31, 2011

Nietzsche, Heidegger and Sartre

Human, All Too Human a three-part 1999 documentary television series produced by the BBC that follows the lives of Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre.

1. Beyond Good and Evil: Friedrich Nietzsche
2. Thinking the Unthinkable: Martin Heidegger
3. The Road to Freedom: Jean-Paul Sartre

About this documentary: Human, All Too Human,_All_Too_Human_(TV_series)

1. Beyond Good and Evil: Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

About the book, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits (1878)

Full text: Human, All Too Human

About the book: Beyond Good and Evil (1886)

Full text: Beyond Good and Evil

2. Thinking the Unthinkable: Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger (1889–1976)

Edmund Husserl (1859–1938)

Phenomenology (philosophy)

Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900–2002)

- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Hanna Arendt (1906–1975)

- About: The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) / Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaftünge_totaler_Herrschaft

3. The Road to Freedom: Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980)

- The Nobel Prize in Literature 1964 Jean-Paul Sartre, Biography

- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy



About: Existentialism is a Humanism

Full text: Existentialism Is a Humanism (1946)

Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)

See also: 3. We Will Force You To Be Free of  The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom on this site

April 8, 2010

Thomas Szasz


CCHR Co-Founder Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus

The Myth of Mental Illness, book by Szasz (1961)

An Interview with Thomas Szasz, MD. Online article on mental illness and psychotherapy for psychotherapists.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR): What We Believe

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)

Harold Pinter - Nobel Prize For Literature Speech - Art, Truth & Politics

Harold Pinter (1930-2008)

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005: "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms"

Nobel Lecture Art, Truth & Politics