Lieven's Blog

What's on my mind...

Do the freedom of speech test

Statue of Liberty, Freedom of speech

One particular question I get a lot is “Can I say [this or that] to someone from another culture?”. First, I don’t believe in do’s and don’ts when dealing with other cultures and second you can say whatever you want to someone from another culture… Read More…

Indignados...and the potential of severe violence

cinquantenaire, indignados

I went to talk to some indignados in the Jubel-park in Brussels. The mayor of the city allowed them to stay another night in the park. When I arrived they were... Read More…

Democratic fundamentalists

Why is it that questioning the democracy is often a taboo? A while ago I was attending a conference in Brussels on the economic... Read More…