I love Voltaire, always have. Voltaire is humorous, sarcastic and opinionated, and like his other works, there is a unique style that fully captures his character. In this work, he addresses Quakers, Parliament, literature, smallpox vaccination, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Government, Commerce, and many other subjects. He also expresses his profound respect for John Locke and Francis Bacon, and especially for Isaac Newton. Although most his arguments are of course outdated, the book definitely gives the reader a glimpse into the 18th c. enlightened mind. However some remain relevant today, and the reader may even find one on which to find common ground. Although still a man of his time, it is always surprising to read how open-minded he was.