It would be unjust, however, to say that he was the determined enemy of all progress.
The king had sent them there to make the people obey his unjust laws.
But, although the relation of reason to an external authority thus constitutes the badge of medieval thought, it would be unjust to look upon Scholasticism as philosophically barren, and to speak as if reason, after an interregnum of a thousand years, resumed its rights at the Renaissance.
Both were unjust to Voltaire, and Macaulay was unjust to Frederick as well.
Nor is it unjust to infer that the sense of opposition provoked some of the Cynics to an overweening display of superiority.