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A Killer Slogan

Posted by Word Camel on December 10, 2002

In Reply to: 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!"