Jean Jacques Rousseau

I am currently reading a book on Church history titled Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church. Hereto a selection that amused me.
Jean Jacques Rousseau was quite obviously insane. His life and works are those of a hypocritical, intellectually perfervid, and emotionally unstable actor. He is a precursor of New Age religion, and a smoother of that yellow brick road that leads from giving every man the right to vote to having every man's national and emotional aspirations embodied in a Fuhrer. (pg. 339)
Whatever the merits of this assessment may be, you have to admit it's a humorous way to describe somebody.

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