Taboo breaking has become one of today’s society’s chief characteristics. Although it is not advancing at the same rate throughout the world, there is, undoubtedly, a general worldwide trend towards discussing all what was once held as taboo: gender inequality, religion, sexual preference, premarital sex, abortion, drugs, masturbation, pornography, interracial and interfaith relationships, mental health…
Freethought Lebanon represented Lebanon in the Rationalist International Conference 2016, which took place in Tallinn, Estonia on April 23-24, 2016. Our talk, entitled “Freethought in Lebanon”, was given by Mario Ramadan.
Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner a German pharmacist, who first isolated morphine from opium in 1806, named it morphine after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
The famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), is shown here in the role of Lady Macbeth. At the first performance in 1888, Sargent was struck by Terry’s appearance and persuaded her to sit for a portrait. He invented her dramatic pose, which did not occur in the production. Oscar Wilde, who saw Terry’s
In 1945, Stalin was nominated by Halvdan Koht among seven candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. However, he did not explicitly nominate any of them. The person actually nominated was Cordell Hull. And In 1948, he was officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Wladislav Rieger. Source: Wiki