Tuesday, 22 April 2014

It wasn't Voltaire after all

John Birmingham in Reassuring lies don't belong in climate debate points out that it wasn't Voltaire who made the famous statement "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” but:
Evelyn Hall, writing under the pseudonym S. G. Tallentyre (because who wants to listen to a woman, right?) in a 1906 biography, The Friends of Voltaire.

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