• “Immanuel Kant was convinced that the generations following him would live in either an “enlightened age” or, at least, an “age of enlightening”134; he would never have dreamt that, 200 years after his death, humanity might be steering towards an “age of religious anti-enlightenment”, in which holy warriors of different persuasions would be calling the tune to which society at large has to dance. But today we are confronted with exactly this danger.”