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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Monday, September 30, 2002
WAIT, THERE'S MORE: And here's a post from the Corner. I for one will be running out to the bookstore at lunch to pick up this issue of Commentary.

Update: Commentary is hard to find on newsstands, unfortunately. But October is now online. They'll charge you $2 to read Caldwell's article on l'affaire Fallaci. It's well worth it.

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