"No army can be compared with the power of an idea whose time has come." French writer Victor Hugo understood that ideas born at a proper time produce ideas shattering the universe, ideas that are doomed to be great. But greatness can be of different nature: great and beautiful, great and ugly, great and scary. A great idea may have all these qualities, thus producing admiration, disgust, or fear. This radio program presents various great ideas.
"The gods have given men the gift of reason, greatest of all things that we call our own," said Sophocles in the 5th century BCE, poetically expressing an ancient opinion, according to which reason and rational thinking have an important role in human self-consciousness and in understanding one's place in the world.