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"In a free society, it is not always important that individuals
reason well, it is sufficient that they reason; from their individual
thought, freedom is born."
[French philosopher Montesquieu]

Exactly two centuries later, in his futuristic novel ''1984,'' the English political novelist George Orwell gave a tragic illustration of what the world would be without the freedom to think. Orwell had the intention to call his book ''The Last Man in Europe,'' as a tribute to the essential quality that distinguished man from the world around him, namely his ability to think for himself.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Nov 17th, 2022 at 03:40:40 PM EST
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