- Jun 2009
- land of Califia
http://www.historum.com/historum-book-discussion/11543-voltaire-candide.htmli recently read Candide by Voltaire and think it would make for a good discussion. its a philosophical novel that's about optimism and at only 118 pages really wouldn't take all that long to read. i can tell you anyway that on reading it i certainly look at things in the world a lot differently and may have even taken to Dr. Pangloss's philosophies so that when misfortune now strikes me i tend to say "all is for the better".