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.

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Thursday, June 13, 2002
Erratum (mine, this time): I should have said North Vietnam, not North Korea. (I think Korea crept in because I've got soccer on the brain...) That's the real peril of this medium: the instant gratification of posting makes it too easy to fail to do the careful proofreading and revision that good writing requires. On the other hand, the edit function allows you to fix things even after you've published.

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