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« on: December 25, 2009, 02:05:20 am »
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HP for being an anti-Semite. Still, I like his work and agree with the rest of his ideas. Candide is one of my favorite books.
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 05:33:56 am »
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Candide is a horribly overrated dreary thing in my opinion.

HP.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 08:51:37 pm »
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Meh; FF I suppose.
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"Now let me be clear...I...I...um...uh...now let me be clear.  I strongly condemn the affirmative in the strongest possible terms, and I am closely monitoring their arguments.  Let me be clear on this."
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010, 05:39:48 pm »
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Meh; FF I suppose.

I trust you haven't seen his remarks about Jews.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 05:44:42 pm »
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Meh; FF I suppose.

I trust you haven't seen his remarks about Jews.

Nope.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 05:47:26 pm »
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If you had, you'd regret voting FF.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 06:20:07 pm »
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Here are some sources with quotes from Voltaire indicating how he felt about the Jews:

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/30/books/l-voltaire-and-the-jews-590990.html?pagewanted=1

http://library.flawlesslogic.com/jtr_01.htm

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/11525

http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-69652501/can-jew-philosophe-isaac.html
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 08:29:07 pm »
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He may be an anti-Semite, but he was a huge proponent of ideas like freedom of speech. Very important to the Enlightenment as a whole, and therefore to American history.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 08:34:16 pm »
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FF

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010, 02:25:21 pm »
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"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."

That is a very witty quote, exemplifying Voltaire's reputation as a witty man.
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 02:34:43 am »
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FF in the proper sense of the word.
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