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Voltaire was one of the greatest of the Enlightenment philosophers, and his voice and values remain a vital presence in European culture today. It is the mission of the Voltaire Foundation to promote and explore these values.

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An American Voltaire: the J. Patrick Lee Voltaire Collection at McGill

Pat Lee, who died in 2006, was a life-enhancing friend as well as a Voltaire enthusiast and an avid collector of books.

‘La nouvelle édition de ces choses merveilleuses’

Passage de la mer Rouge à pied sec, arrêt du Soleil et de la Lune, résurrection des morts... tel est l’assemblage de ‘miracles’ – ou prétendus tels – dont Voltaire se gausse en les réunissant au sein de cette ‘Collection des lettres sur les miracles’.

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