Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On nostalgia for a pre-capitalist past
If someone is going on about how idyllic life was before capitalism destroyed our more natural way of life (e.g., distributists, environmentalists, communitarians, hippies, etc.) then just bringing up the lack of toilet paper prior to the mid-19th century should snap them out of it.

A 1935 ad for Northern Tissue boasted that it was "splinter-free"...
I dare say Rod Dreher doesn’t like his crunchy. :)

From the LRC blog.

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