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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Voltaire and Borges

The mathematician Leibniz said that ours was the “best” of all possible worlds, “optimus” in Latin. Voltaire labeled the idea foolish, coined the word “optimists” to describe those who held such ideas, and satirized the notion in “Candide”. Leibniz could have replied that a world which has given us Voltaire has some right to be considered the best.

The last sentence was from Jorge Luis Borges (a 20th century Argentinian writer).
He also described the Falkands War, between Britain and Argentina in 1982, as "two bald men fighting over a comb."

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