"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 main starting point of conservative thinking is well presented by the words ascribed to the English statesman of the 17th century Viscount Falkland: "When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision." The French Revolution terrified Burke. In 1790, before the revolution was drowned in blood, Burke had drawn attention to the ideological enthusiasm of the revolutionaries and predicted the coming horrors.