Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort.
It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. Simple and profound, Voltaire explains in one sentence the danger faced by dissenters in the presense of a powerful, authoritarian central government. Bradley Manning found out just how dangerous it can be. So will many of us bloggers, if the oligarchy gets it's way.
Happy Birthday Voltaire, you were a true visionary.