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Laura Slot is a historian, writer and editor based in The Netherlands. She is an advocate for freedom of information, a fundamental human right.

Substack instead of social media

Subscribe to my Substack to receive my journalistic newsletter (in Dutch) with a focus on historical and philosophical perspectives and developments in the United States. As a result of increasing censorship on social media, I believe that email newsletters via Substack are a great way to write, publish and stay in touch. Substack is a platform that makes sure that information goes straight from writer to reader.


De Vrijheidsjurist

An initiative of a group of Dutch lawyers and legal professionals emphasizes that essential human rights should and must be protected during these times. Hundreds of people and legal professionals have signed this manifest. I am proud to have supported this group by providing linguistic consultation and editing services. Click here to read the manifest.


Video

On May 18 2021 I was a guest at Café Weltschmerz, an online journalistic think tank that has seen growing popularity since its start in 2014. In my conversation with entrepreneur and coach Fiona Zwart I shared my personal views regarding information flows, media, big tech and our Zeitgeist.


Book

My book Consistency and Change in Bertrand Russell’s Attitude towards War (2008) is an academic publication in the fields of philosophy and history. Published by Sidestone Press in Leiden, The Netherlands.


“Be open to a world where you may not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyways.”

– Anthony Bourdain