Posted by Word Camel on December 10, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Freedom/democracy posted by R. Berg on December 10, 2002
: : Does anyone know who said something to the effect that true freedom/democracy could not exist until the last king had been strangled with the intestines of the last priest?
: Google led me to a page (link below) where somebody attributes that to Denis Diderot.
: Strange stuff at top of page, hmm?
The first time I came across this slogan was in reading about the Spanish Civil War in George Orwell', Homage to Catalonia the last politician by the guts of the last priest!" More recently I saw it displayed on an office bulletin board as "Hang the last Blairite with the guts of the last social worker!"