Friday, February 27, 2004

You Learn Something New Every Day 

Well... ...not totally new. I should've known that it wasn't Marie Antoinette that "said" "Let them eat cake," but I had forgotten. What I didn't know was that the legend of "Let them eat cake/brioche/whatever" is an in-your-face story about the infinite wisdom of government intervention in economic affairs by bleeding-heart liberals.

This has the plus of dissing the French Revolution in general, which is arguably one of the big defining features of Burkean conservatives like myself.

I think the best word to describe this sort of newfound knowledge is, of course, delicious.
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