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Voltaire's luck

23 mins | May 28, 2017

The French philosopher outsmarts the lottery. We all know Voltaire as the Enlightenment philosopher and writer. But author and professor of French at Oxford, Roger Pearson, shares in Lapham’s Quarterly magazine how Voltaire outsmarted the lottery and earned himself a fortune that would allow him to pursue his life as a writer later and become one of the heroes of the Enlightenment.

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From Lapham's Quarterly