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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Wednesday, June 19, 2002
A friend of mine in Italy responded to my question as to what Ahn's reception would be when he went back to Perugia with the pithy phrase, "VaffAHNculo. Looks like he was right. I doubt Ahn will have much trouble finding a job elsewhere. And the Koreans have their own retort to Italian whining.

Update: I just got an email from my friend containing a picture of the Ecuadorean ref with the caption "Dead Man Walking." I sent him this link so he could see how much sympathy the rest of the world has with Italy's sentiments.

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