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Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Why Satire Is Obsolete, part xxxviii

The classic comedy show The New Statesman featured a contest between two British Tory MPs as to which one was more right-wing than the other. The contest was won by the author of the article Towards a New Economic Miracle: the case for slavery.

Remarkably enough, a prominent Tory MP has now argued in favour of slave labour, with every appearance of sincerity.

And even more remarkably, he has apparently done it to make people think that he is less right-wing. (Then again, Pol Pot was very big on forced labour as well)...

H/T Tim Worstall (again)

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