The Mises.org Freedom Calendar reminds me that today is the birthday of French liberal François-Marie Arouet Voltaire (b. 1694).

In honor of the great man, here’s my favorite Gen-X reference to Voltaire:


One Response to Voltaire

  1. So did this character really think “Age of Enlightenment” was itself an “obscure French philosophical reference”? I don’t get it. And I don’t think the writers do, either. Why would she reply, “Hang on Voltaire?” Why unnecessarily pick a French guy unless she thought the Enlightenment was uniquely French, as this guy implies?

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