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Monday, November 21, 2011

Joyeux Voltairemas!

Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire , was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, free trade and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poetry, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform, despite strict censorship laws and harsh penalties for those who broke them. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma and the French institutions of his day and influenced important thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions.

Voltaire’s works at Project Gutenberg.

"Le doute n’est pas une condition agréable, mais la certitude est absurde." -Voltaire

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