Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gie van den Berghe nominated for the Liberales prize

Gie van den Berghe's De mens voorbij. Vooruitgang en maakbaarheid. 1650-2050 (Beyond mankind. Progress and feasability 1650-2050) has been shortlisted for the Liberales prize. Liberales is an independent Belgian think thank within the liberal movement. The winner of the prize is to be announced on December 10.

Belgian historical ethicist Gie van den Berghe (1945) obtained his doctorate at the University of Ghent with a thesis on the Nazi camps. This resulted in the book Met de dood voor ogen. In November 2009 Beyond mankind was published by Meulenhoff Manteau. Beyond mankind is a quintessential book about the pros and cons of the Western ideologies after the historical Enlightenment.

Here's an interview with Gie van den Berghe (downloaded from

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