Aired 01/03/19, 1640AM, Ktalkmedia.com, Salt Lake City
In order to provide a backdrop for "nothing" this week, I'll be talking about another deadly tsunami which inspired another dead author to write another old book. This short, little, funny book about evil, misfortune and optimism is a good one. Or maybe it's a bad one. Or maybe it depends on how you look at it.
“Optimism," said Cacambo, "What is that?" "Alas!" replied Candide, "It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.” ― Voltaire, Candide