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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Monday, September 30, 2002
MORE FALLACI NEWS:This site has a nice introduction that summarizes the reactions to Fallaci's book thus far. The linked commentaries are all in Italian, though. (No, I don't have time to translate them. I don't even have time to be writing this.) The following news is rather exciting:

For the American edition Oriana Fallaci has personally translated into English the Italian text and added several pages, also concerning the United States.

This is great, but I hope she's collaborating with a native speaker on the translation. There's a section in the Italian edition addressed to Blair where she writes in her own words in English. It's alright, but she definitely doesn't have the same mastery of English she does of Italian.

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