"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.
Utilitarianism is an ethical theory that considers the usefulness of an act to be its moral norm. The basic principle of utilitarianism is defined as "more happiness to more people" through satisfaction of their private interests.