Slate Asks: Can We Make Nazi Orgy Dull?Slate, the online magazine that exists to tell you why you were right—but not for the reason you think, today tackles the sensational Nazi orgy scandal of British auto racing exec Max Mosley. And in typical Slate fashion, they ask the knowing, highbrow, we're-already-over-the-interesting-parts-of-this-scandal question, "Mosley's bedroom habits may be distasteful, but are they pathological?" Well, Slate would like to give you a long disquisition on psychiatry to answer that question!

Turns out that Mosley's kink was not necessarily pathological, because it doesn't technically fall into any of the American Psychiatric Associations eight major categories of paraphilia. Furthermore, "Like biker gear, SS outfits can heighten the sense of a "top/bottom" power differential, which, to some, is highly arousing." Interesting!

Then they talk about the literary history of sadomasochism, the current theories of psychoanalysts on the subject, and how it all connects to Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Or you can just go to Jalopnik and watch the tape, you dirty, uneducated swine.