Talk:Louis Veuillot

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Misattributed quotation[edit]

"Louis Veuillot is attacked for having criticized economic liberalism by stating the following idea: "When I am the weakest, I ask you for freedom because that is your principle; but when I am stronger, I take it away from you, because that is mine." Pierre Pierrard explains that this sentence was put in the mouth of Louis Veuillot by Montalembert in the form "When liberals are in power, we ask them freedom, because it is their principle, and when we are in power, we refuse them because it is ours." And quoted in a June 3, 1876 speech at the National Assembly by Jules Ferry. It has since then, in various forms, been constantly repeated, although..., Veuillot protested and asserted that this sentence was not his."


Also see Eugène Veuillot's biography of his brother (volume 4, chapter 15). Julian Felsenburgh (talk) 22:32, 4 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]