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Voltaire ( Francois Marie Arouet ) 1694 - 1778

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Voltaire ( Francois Marie Arouet ) 1694 - 1778 Reply with quote

Browsing Voltaire biographies which do not seem to agree. Struck by the fact that Voltaire could be argued to be a Fascist - he is normally thought of as the propogator of toleration and Enlightenment thought, but he was clearly xenophobic, distrusted ordinary people to have the capacity for thought and therefore imagined that absolute monarchs should trust people like himself to advise them and did not approve of democracy. Have a read and see what you think - would you throw him on the rubbish tip of history ? Want to possess his brain ?

http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95nov/voltaire.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire - very good
http://www.voltaire.ox.ac.uk/www_vf/about_voltaire/biography.ssi
http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Voltaire - some of his aphorisms
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2427 HITS ON THIS TOPIC THREAD TO DATE ? Perhaps I ought to add a bit more to this thread ? They are a bit more reserved in the way that they choose to express their thing next door, but Voltaire praised them so why not perhaps a brief summary of his life as more or less rendered in the less or more true-ish styles of those neighbourly Republicanisms in England ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSpevNNn0Kg
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