What’s the meaning of “I found myself in a Voltairian position”

It was about someone defending a group of people and at some point, he said the expression “I found myself in a Voltairian position”, what’s the meaning behind that? I have read about Voltaire and I didn’t find any reference to why might someone say such a sentence.


Speaker: Voltaire? shmoop

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your
right to say it.

B. E. Hall, writing in her ~ 1900 biography, meant to sum up Voltaire’s attitude towards freedom of expression, not quote him directly. But, because she put his words in quotation marks, she caused confusion.

This Voltairian position or stance is one that the biographer attributed to Voltaire, a vigorous defense of free speech.

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