Rep. Thomas Massie tweets “Voltaire” quote against Fauci — it really comes from a Nazi with child-porn conviction Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., on Sunday tweeted out an inspirational quotation he attributed to Voltaire, the 18th-century French writer and philosopher. In fact, its original source was likely an American neo-Nazi and accused pedophile, who pled guilty to childContinue reading “GOP Rep. Thomas Massie attacks Dr. Fauci — by quoting neo-Nazi convicted for child porn”
John Green teaches you about Voltaire’s hugely important Enlightenment novel, Candide. Candide tells a pretty wild story, but for the most part, it’s about the best of all possible worlds. Which, spoiler alert, doesn’t seem to be the best of all possible worlds. Voltaire’s novel is a pretty frank look at Enlightenment philosophy that findsContinue reading “Candide: Crash Course Literature 405”
So far in this series, we’ve covered a lot of war, disease, climate disaster, and some more war. Well, prepare yourself for something a little more positive. This week, we’re talking about the Enlightenment. In this video, you’ll learn about the ideas of Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Kant, Smith, Hume, and a bunch of other peopleContinue reading “The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18”
Voltaire’s phrase – you must cultivate your own garden – is one of the most famous statements in the world. But what did Voltaire mean by this – and what can we learn from it to help us live our lives today? Here is a recipe for how to survive our troubled times.