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Connor Hillmann on Chapter 3:

Another author who has a lot of fun with sufficient reason is Douglas Adams, who is a contemporary British author. I think there is some irony here as we all know Voltaire is french and the french and english have been at war for as long as wars have existed.

More seriously though, Voltaire is trying to address an apparent lack of reason within the world. During his lifetime he lived through constant strife and when Candide was written the Seven Years War was still going on. War represent the ultimate lack of reason, so of course Voltaire would comment on this.

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