Freedom Does Not Exist

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the 22-year-old Pakistani who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai attack, was sentenced to death earlier this year.  But what if he never had a chance to act differently? What if there is no freedom of will and every deed we do is an imperative of space and time? Would we…

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How to Be Good?

If you were questioning an abductor, and you knew the hostage might die without the necessary information from the kidnapper, would you threaten him with torture, even if you knew that you would never actually execute it?

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Killing Me Softly

The British Media calls him “Dr. Death”. Dr. Philip Nitschke, the pro-euthanasia campaigner from Australia, is back in the UK in order to to host seminars on suicide methods. The Independent wrote: “He is unlikely to be welcomed”. While Dr. Nitschke is even facing possible prosecution, I ask myself what is he fighting for, and…

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A Bomb

The Tricycle Theatre announced that it would go nuclear, and it indeed did, with its new play, The Bomb – a partial history,  an explosive device of political theatre that is presented in two parts (First Blast: Proliferation and Second Blast: Present Dangers).

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»Ich schenkte meinen Füßen die Freiheit«

Der pensionierte Volkswirt Frank Lotzkat trägt seit dreieinhalb Jahren keine Schuhe mehr – auch bei Schnee, Eis und arktischen Temperaturen. Hier erklärt er, was ihm am Barfußlaufen gefällt, wie man Glassplittern ausweicht und warum ihn inzwischen kaum noch jemand für einen verschrobenen Menschen hält. Link zum Artikel

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