... we cannot perceive, is hogwash. Telling the tale of the good-natured but star-crossed Candide
(think Mr. Magoo armed with deadly force), as he travels the world struggling to be reunited with his love, Lady Cunegonde, the novel smashes such ill-conceived optimism to splinters. Candide
's tutor, Dr. Pangloss, is steadfast in his philosophical good cheer, in the face of ...