Tuesday, May 22, 2007
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it". Here is a quote by François-Marie Arouet, a very famous French writer and philosopher, better known by the Pen name of Voltaire. This statue of him, located on the rue Mazarine in the 6th arrondissement, is not far from this famous restaurant where he and his cohorts of the period spent time discussing the state of French affairs, politics, religion and humour. I highly recommend you take a few moments to read more about him and tell me if you think his views were much different than many we hear today.