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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Friday, November 15, 2002
THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING: First Megan banished the girls and joined the foreign service. The latter at least is good news for the nation, but it means she'll now have to blog with one eye on the possibility of creating an international incident. And now Diane's calling it a day. Sorry to see you go, Diane. I can use all the exposure to intelligent combative minds I can get, and you've just curtailed supply.

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