"Enligntened times will only enlighten a small number of honest men," he wrote. "The common people will always be fanatical." He coined his most famous phrase, Ecrasez l'infame-"Crush the Horror"...Sound familiar?
The horror was the alliance of religious fanaticism with the instruments of the state, and the two combined for torture and official murder.
*Abbey Hoffman said something you couldn't get away with today in a New York Microsecond:
"Avoid all needle drugs. The only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."