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, December 30, 2002
BETTER ANSWERS THAN MINE: Here's a good essay making a case for the Catholicism of LoTR. And here's one that goes into the Melkor/Lucifer parallel in some detail. Isn't the marketplace of mind wonderful? I need only have the spark of an idea, and like as not I can find someone who has already thought it through.

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