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“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.” -Voltaire


Hey Classics Challengers: It's time for a little optimism

It was the packaging that drew me to “Candide.”

The cover of this Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition is made to look like a comic book. On the back: “The satirical scourge of 1759 — Now in paperback!” It points out that this translation by Theo Cuffe is “invaluable for the English-speaking readers who cannot understand French, and the introduction by Michael Wood should prove indispensable to all schoolchildren who haven’t read the book and are cramming in homeroom before the test.” That’s cute. 595 more words

Classics Challenge 2015

'When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.'

So said Voltaire, but while everyone likes to get value for money, our society does not always offer a level playing field in terms of education. 79 more words


Reminder from Voltaire: Cultivate Your Garden

Because the last couple of years have been tough, I was not able to cultivate my garden. Thankfully, this spring/summer, I am able to start all over again and yesterday was the perfect day to do so! 217 more words