What did Voltaire really say?

Liberals frequently quote Voltaire saying, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”.

But did he really say it?

The provenance of the most famous quote supposedly from Voltaire is often given as disputed, but Danny Finkelstein in The Times this week has an excellent summary where those words really came from. You can read his piece here.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

All comments and data you submit with them will be handled in line with the privacy and moderation policies.