Peter Ustinov describes his belief that organized religion is oppressive, and that doubt, liberalism, the individual, moral courage, and the privacy of the human conscience are all essential to avoid religious oppression.
Aldous Huxley describes his belief that the ideal society towards which he must strive is one that reduces the number of temptations for its citizens. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
William Dalrymple lecture entitled "Return of a King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42"
44. This I Believe
Margery Fry describes her belief in both Schweitzers reverence for life as well as a "reverence for truth" and how application of these beliefs will lead to the self's service to the "not-self" (other people).
45. This I Believe
Charles Wilson, Sir Winston Churchill's personal physician, recounts how one judged a person during World War I and the importance of altruism and selflessness to determining a person's character.
46. This I Believe
Edwin Gerschefski describes how he realized that both his beliefs and compositional style were really the products of other people's thoughts, and he recounts how he came to discover and listen to his own voice.
Lord Casson describes his appreciation and preference for the simple pleasures he derives from life, art and family, and expresses his relative disinterest in religion and politics.
Robert Travers, Assoc. Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Lecture entitled "The Connected World of Haji Mustapha: an informer to the British in eighteenth century Bengal"
Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"
Interview conducted 2/25/05 at the Baptist Church, W. Springfield by Gwynne Langley and Toryn Miller-Stevens. Present were Lois Pinton, Toryn Miller-Stevens and Gwynne Langley.