Françoís-Maríe Ấroûét (1694 - 1778), known by his nōm dé plûme Voltâire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, known for his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.
Noam Chomsky quote on Censorship. Amen, Noam: Land of the free, freedom for all, liberty, free will - they all require a humility, a certain strength of character, an inner peace to let others have freedoms of expression when they express things we do not embrace. #censorship
""When did we confuse the freedom of speech with the freedom to be rude?""