Voltaire is Applicable Today

I rarely say much about myself on the site. But I’ll just say today that I did my doctoral work on the French Revolution, spent a couple years living in Paris, and developed a deep affection for the city, as many others have. What happened tonight is heartbreaking, tragic and downright maddening. My thoughts are with all Parisians tonight, friends and strangers alike.

Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities”