Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

Stab back: cmnewman99-at-yahoo.com


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Friday, June 21, 2002
For now. It was this Friday, not next. That is, today. According to the wires, the judge in Paris refused to issue an order banning the book today, but sent the case to another court that will hear arguments in greater detail. Don't know much about French procedure, but it sounds like they went in for a preliminary injunction and lost. Next will come the trial on the merits, the date for which will apparently be set by the court on July 10. Meanwhile, a group of Muslims in Switzerland has brought a similar suit.

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