The Frigging Enlightenment — Conservatives

The Frigging Enlightenment — Conservatives take a “chinese menu” attitude toward the Enlightment, picking up threads they deem properly sanctified by heaven and history, while leaving out some of the best parts — like men's clubs that celebrated the liberating power of regular wanking, as this Guardian review reveals.
Best line:
Forward- looking proponents of commerce, members seem to have been enthusiasts for both free trade and free love. A prize possession was a snuffbox donated by honorary member George IV containing pubic hair from one of his mistresses.
Who wants to start a club? Let us now praise Enlightenment men!

Author: Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Research at the Niskanen Center