The Slog

The urgent need for radical empiricism to drown ideological tyrants once and for all

Apologies to non-French readers. To your left is an ad for Basefuck.

Headline: ‘Let’s support good ideas together’. Strapline: ‘Good ideas deserve to be found’

You know, I think there’s a reasonable chance that you could’ve gone to the Nazi Parteitag in 1936, and in the bier Kellers afterwards heard a few reasonably good ideas. Old Joe Stalin blotted his copy-book with the gulags and purges, which between them took an estimated 14 million lives; but he offered some aphorisms that were worth listening to….for example, ‘History is made by those who turn up’. Idi Amin may have put several enemies in his freezer and then eaten them, but he did export a lot of useful Ugandan Asians to Britain, most of whom added to our business culture. Even sausage-noshing control-freak Mutti Merkel had the brains…

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