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 14, 2002
THANKS TO THE IDLER for updating with a corrected reprint of my little comment on that Guardian piece. I'm not sure about the title, since really I was only responding to one critic. On the other hand, the Great White Survivor (who appears to lack permalinks) seems to think I'm one of her critics. I wouldn't say that. I'd say I'm the best kind of admirer--an objective one. But thanks for the attention.

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