August 20, 2004

The crusade against the idols

Posted by Curt at 07:26 PM in Literature | TrackBack

“Gibbon reproached Voltaire for being ‘a bigot, an intolerant bigot,’ implying that, in his relentless crusade against Christianity, Voltaire had jeapordized (rather than, as later commentators imagined, established) his character as a philosophic historian…Individuals and institutions, which [the philosophic historian] could only condemn as in themselves criminal and perverse, at moments contributed positively to human society, while…those he admired or loved may, despite their best endeavors, have exerted a harmful influence.” —David Womersley, author of “The Transformation of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”


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Posted by: be at August 21, 2004 07:55 AM


Posted by: Curt at August 21, 2004 03:29 PM