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Voltaire's Disdain

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Here’s a letter of mine [2] that appears in today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal:

I share James Lange’s
disgust at environmentalists who relentlessly complain that corporate
contributions to environmental causes are inadequate (Letters, May 14 [3]). In his poem "An Apology for Luxury," Voltaire addressed such shrill ingrates:

For thee the world at work has been / That thou at ease might vent thy spleen.

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