The Free West - a BlogTHE FREE WEST - it is time to start a blog
The title of my pages is The Free West. It is not a random title. It is something I believe in. I am a secular person but I deeply believe - in an almost religious way - in the freedoms our western societies have achieved through sacrifice, pain, suffering, and through the collective intellectual and emotional efforts of millions of human beings who have shaped our pasts. Our freedom is not a phenomenon we should take for granted. It is a miracle. The basic ‘natural’ state of human existence is marked by repression, lack of justice, hunger, the rule of tyrants, and only in the last three centuries, we see the emergence of individual freedom. Technology, sciences, the separation of church and state, helped in creating the right mindset for the development of the free spirit that independently produces its own values, its own lifestyle, and its own world - without neglecting tradition and history. The miracle of this greatest of all revolutions, the liberation of the human mind, a project that started in the Italian Renaissance and was taken to a higher level in the Enlightenment, is visible for whoever wants to see it: Western societies are the crown on human civilization.