"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.
After the events of September 11, 2001, New York and Washington were filled with hatred of Islam. In an atmosphere of fear and doubt where the words "fundamentalist" and "terrorist" had practically become equivalent, President George Bush declared a war on terrorism that will not end "until all terrorist groups have been found and destroyed." Demonization of Islamic fundamentalism began, and the word "fundamentalist" obtained an offensive meaning.