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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Wednesday, October 09, 2002
I've listened to the debates on and off today as I happened to be in the car. Those guys do this speech making gig for a living. So how come none of what I heard was remotely as moving or as honest or as clearminded as this?

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