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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Thursday, September 12, 2002
Alright, Adam's been needling me for failing to respond to his little critique of my riff on the pledge decision. It's true, I've been letting myself be distracted. That will be my next post, I swear. Don't hold your breath, though.

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