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 26, 2002
Here's a review of Fallaci's book by Santo L. Aricò, the author of a book about her that I have but haven't read yet. It's more of a synopsis than a review really, focusing (as does his book) on the construction of her persona rather than engaging critically with the content of her message.

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