The theme of the 440th anniversary of Leiden University is freedom. Good reason to reflect on how centuries of freedom struggles have enriched us. We should also dwell on the question of whether there are calls for freedom that still remain to be answered.
Tag: Praesidium Libertatis
When Leiden University was founded, freedom meant non-interference by authorities. In the 1960s it was expanded inwardly to living authentic lives. And amidst a mass immigration of boat refugees, the West is still struggling to fully realize its freedom.
The celebrated movie “12 years a slave” features the theme of slavery. How was slavery upheld in the law? In this blog some European cases concerning slavery will be discussed.