Bureaucracy : Satirical Dictionary of Voltaire


This small “dictionary” cannot properly be called an original work by Voltaire (1694-1778), although the words are, for the most part, his own. It was compiled by an American editor and illustrator, Paul McPharlin, and pulls material from Voltaire’s Dictionnaire philosophique (1764) and Questions sur l'Encyclopédie (1770). McPharlin’s Satirical Dictionary is thus a compilation and condensation of Voltaire’s writings from several sources, all satirical in nature but not explicitly so. 

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